Coronavirus pandemic has affected all sectors including the Entertainment industry. Bollywood has been doing its bit by donating to several funds amidst the Coronavirus crisis and now. The latest ones to join the league are legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and filmmaker Rohit Shetty. Also Read - Lockdown Extension: As India's COVID Tally Surges to Nearly 8.5 Lakh, Many Cities Come Under Shutdown | Check State-wise Picture Here
Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday said she will contribute an amount of Rs 25 lakhs to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s relief fund to combat the coronavirus crisis. The veteran singer has joined the growing list of names from the entertainment industry to support the country in the fight against COVID-19. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown News: Latur City to be Under Fortnight-long 'Strict' Shutdown From Midnight of July 15 | Guidelines Soon
Rohit Shetty has gone ahead and donated Rs 51 Lakhs to Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) for the daily workers of the entertainment business. The Chennai Express director has gone ahead and contributed the same to help the daily wage workers of the industry. Also Read - Kashmir Lockdown News: Another Phase of Shutdown in Srinagar From Monday, Authorities Seal Lal Chowk And Other 67 Areas | Know Here
Other celebrities who have chipped in support of fight are Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Kapil Sharma, Shilpa Shetty, Rajkummar Rao, and Varun Dhawan. Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt and Sara Ali Khan also recently announced their support to aid the battle against COVID-19.
Salman Khan has also asked FWICE for the account details of 25000 daily wage workers to transfer money into their accounts amidst the Coronavirus crisis.
The country is under a 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed 38 lives and infected at least 1300 people.