Actor Akshay Kumar is receiving praises for contributing Rs 25 crore to the PM Relief Fund joining India’s fight against coronavirus. In his latest interview with a daily, he opened up on why he donated such a huge amount for the welfare of his fellow countrymen. Akshay told Hindustan Times that it’s not him who has made the donation but the credit goes to his mother. The popular actor said that is his mother’s contribution to another mother we call ‘Bharat Maa.’ He added that it’s difficult for him to express why he decided to contribute to the cause. Also Read - Akshay Kumar Takes Wife Twinkle Khanna To Hospital, Drives Through Deserted Roads of Mumbai
The actor then expressed his concern about the senior citizens in the country. Elderly citizens are reportedly more prone to contract the virus than the young people and that made Akshay comment on how some people are seeing old people as a threat to them. He said he would like to take the example of his mother to tell all that his mother’s life is most important to him and he has contributed to ensure that he’s saving every mother’s life out there who’s battling the deadly virus. Also Read - From Akshay Kumar to Ram Charan, Celebs Who Have Made Major Donations Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Akshay was quoted saying, “It’s important that I refer to my mother here because poori duniya mein ek fear hai that senior citizens will be ignored and left to themselves during this coronavirus crisis. Hum yeh soch bhi kaise sakte hain. Meri maa ki jaan important hai, aapke maa baap ki jaan important hai. No matter who we are, trying to save every single life is critical right now. Maine sirf iski taraf apna ek chhotta sa farz ada kiya hai.” Also Read - Twinkle Khanna 'Feels Proud' of Hubby Akshay Kumar For Donating Rs 25 Crore to PM Relief Fund
Apart from Akshay, several other Bollywood stars have also contributed to the relief fund. Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aaryan, Hrithik Roshan, Rajinikanth, Prabhas, Pawan Kalyan, Suniel Shetty, Ram Charan and Kapil Sharma are a few names who have performed their duties.