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I didn’t ask, I gave: Amitabh Bachchan reveals the BIG reason why he hasn’t started COVID-19 fundraiser


New Delhi: On Saturday (May 16), veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan took to his weblog to clarify to his followers why he feels hesitant to start out a fundraiser for COVID-19, regardless of actively contributing in the direction of COVID aid actions.

The actor has lately change into very vocal about his contributions to India’s battle towards COVID-19 after going through flak from detractors who referred to as out celebrities on social media for not serving to folks amid the grave well being disaster in the nation.

After his COVID aid efforts got here into the limelight, a number of followers questioned why Big B hadn’t started a fundraiser as different Bollywood stars have.

In his latest weblog put up, the veteran actor reveals that he has stayed away from fundraisers as he feels embarrassed about asking somebody for funds.

He wrote, “I haven’t made any effort to gather them by way of campaigns or donations to a trigger that I might have instituted. I simply really feel asking somebody for funds is embarrassing for me .. sure there have been occasions in the previous the place the voice is for contributing, however I really feel uncomfortable to ask, to contribute.

“I may have partaken in the event as a voice-over, but never directly asked to give or contribute .. and if there have been such unseen or unknown incidents then I seek forgiveness,” he continued.

He additionally expressed that almost all occasions, his particular person donations are at par with the fundraiser-collected cash.

He divulged, “There have been many such campaigns and events where the organisers have collected funds for most worthy causes .. and that is most laudable .. but with all due respect and modesty, at times the amount that I have personally individually donated, matches the funds collected out of the campaign.”

The ‘Wazir’ actor concluded his weblog put up by saying that the solely reason he’s itemizing out his COVID aid work is to tell and never search reward.

“I have, not out of seeking praise, given descriptions of the work done this time, but just to assure all, of the delivery and the visuals of where the funds have been used and to what avail .. that they are not just blank promises. I did not ask, I gave,” he concluded. 

Meanwhile, on the work entrance, Amitabh Bachchan was lately forged for the Indian adaptation of ‘The Intern’ reverse Deepika Padukone. Apart from that, he has movies like ‘Jhund’, ‘Brahmastra’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘May Day’ and a number of other others in the pipeline. 



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