Guwahati: On must have remembered about the ravaging flood situation in Assam that wreaked havoc with over 90 human lives lost and hundreds of animals killed in the famed Kaziranga National Park, later Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar was among the first to donate Rs 2 crore towards the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the cause.
Meanwhile, calling it a “heartbreaking” situation, actor Akshay Kumar said, “Honestly, jab maine paise diye (when I donated the money), I didn’t feel good. But I felt really good when I got a call from the Assam Chief Minister (Sarbananda Sonowal), who told me that, ‘aapke donation ke baad, bahut saare aur bhi logon ne donation diya.’ That made me happy. I really feel that our nation is an amazing one. If there’s ever any problem, you just have to start something and then there’s a ripple effect. You know, when I worked on ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ app, you can’t imagine how many people made donations. India is a large-hearted nation. We just need a little push.”
It may also be mentioned that recently, an Assamese singer, Bornalee Deuri also thanked Akshay on the Kapil Sharma Show for donating two crore rupees to save people in Assam floods. Bornalee also shared the stage with both Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha and sang a song from the movie ‘Boss’ along with them in the episode, which aired on Saturday last. Her sole aim to participate in the comedy show was to thank the Bollywood star for donating money for the relief of flood victims in Assam recently.
Furthermore, Akshay also shared his feelings on the Assam Flood situation saying, “One of the images that really affected me was of a mother holding her baby on her shoulders and wading through the floodwaters. There was no expression of sadness or stress on her face. And that’s a dangerous sign. What all she must have gone through that she forgot all her sorrows. When I come across such photos, I am like, ‘it can happen to my wife or my daughter.’ Aisi photos bahut choobhtin hai. That’s why I did what I did.”
The actor also appealed to the nation to come together during such hard times – regardless of whether you can donate Rs 2 or 5 lakhs. That’s how a country is made. And humanity is all about that. “I admit that God has given me a lot of money, so I give away without thinking twice. Kahaan leke jaane hai paise,” he wraps up.