The Ishaqzaade actor, Arjun Kapoor took to his social media handle to share the glimpses of the virtual dates, which he managed to arrange amid the coronavirus pandemic. He chose the glimpses of the five lucky winners and the romantic dates took place over the weekend. With the help of this innovative initiative, he has managed to raise funds that can easily feed 300 daily wage workers and their families, who are striving for a livelihood. At least for a month, the ration for their families can be organized in a crises-like situation.
A video was shared by the handsome actor on his Instagram handle, where he is seen chatting with his virtual dates. He even sang “Happy Birthday” song for one of his dates just to make her day special. The sister of the Ishaqzaade actor, Anshula Kapoor made a brief appearance to congratulate all the lucky winners and managed to say hi to them.
At the end of the video, Arjun Kapoor has thanked everyone for their financial contributions. Through virtual dates, he managed to raise Rs 5 lakh funds to help the daily wage earners. This step taken by the actor is definitely out of the box and coming forward to help the poor in a pandemic-like situation in any way is, always appreciated.
The thirty minutes virtual date with the five lucky winners proved to be very successful since Anshula Kapoor’s Fankind has managed to raise quite an impressive amount to feed the needy. Arjun did not only rely on the financial support he gained through the idea of virtual dates but he rather extended financial support from his end too. The financial goal achieved can easily feed the families of the daily wage earners for thirty days. This news was confirmed by the source, Bollywood Hungama.
Arjun Kapoor has also contributed to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-Cares) fund and several other funds including the Maharashtra chief minister’s relief fund.
Coming back to the virtual date, Arjun collaborated with his sister’s fundraising platform called the Give India. Give India is a non-profit organization which believes to create an ecosystem by giving people something each day, every day. Earlier the actor came forward and accepted that he wanted to do his own bit in order to help the daily wage earners because clearly they are striving hard to earn their living.
If we actually think rationally, then a large section of the society has actually lost their livelihood due to the lockdown of the country. Thus, it becomes important that their needs are recognized to support their livelihood. Thus, when celebrities take such an initiative, it is quite empowering. Imagine your favorite Nariyal paani wala bhaiya, paani poori wala bhaiya, and many others have no job to support their livelihood. The celebrities are taking a step forward to support the needy; it’s time we do our bit to society!