The contribution that bollywood are making to ease the coronavirus crisis reiterates the belief that in trying times, everyone stands together. From contributing financially to the PM and CM’s relief funds to now offering infrastructure, Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan are leading the pack from the front. Their magnanimity has set a precedence of how one can stand united in the times of COVID-19.
Announcing their contribution, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation tweeted, “We thank @iamsrk & @gaurikhan for offering their 4-storey personal office space to help expand our Quarantine capacity equipped with essentials for quarantined children, women & elderly. Indeed a thoughtful & timely gesture!#AnythingForMumbai#NaToCorona.”
Before this, SRK and Gauri’s companies, KKR, Red Chillies and Meer Foundation provided monetary help as well as food for anyone who needed it.
The 54-year-old superstar on Thursday announced various initiatives to help the country during the crisis.
The actor has taken the help of his companies Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX to provide support to the central and state governments.
SRK along with Gauri and business partners, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta will be contributing to the PM-CARES Fund through IPL franchise KKR and will also make a donation to the Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund through his film banner Red Chillies Entertainment.
Apart from this, the actor’s NGO Meer Foundation will work with the Maharashtra and West Bengal governments for the supply of 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the healthcare professionals and has also tied up with Ek Saath – The Earth to provide daily food requirements to over 5500 families for at least a month in Mumbai.
The NGO, in association with Roti Foundation, will provide 33 lakh meal kits to 10,000 to underprivileged people and daily wage labourers for at least a month in Mumbai and will support 100 acid attack victims in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Uttarakhand.