Shah Rukh Khan joins fights against coronavirus
Celebrities from the fields of sports and Bollywood are contributing generously in India’s fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak. Actor Shah Rukh Khan has now pledged to support initiatives including the PM Cares Fund, Maharashtra Chief Minister Fund Ek Saath — The Earth Foundation, Roti Foundation and Working People’s Charter among more that has been set up to fight against the coronavirus.
SRK, through his four companies Red Chillies Entertainment, Kolkata Knight Riders, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX, has declared a series of initiatives to help battle the coronavirus crisis. The Twitter handle of Red Chillies shared a lengthy statement in which SRK said, “My team and I have discussed ways to contribute in our own modest way. We have come up with a series of initiatives, which we hope will make a small difference”.
He also shared a post on Instagram.
SRK and his companies listed out seven initiative to ensure basic essential to those that are deprived of them. His IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will donate to the PM CARES fund. Red Chillies Entertainment will donate to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. KKR and Meer Foundation will give 50,000 personal protective types of equipment to Maharashtra and West Bengal governments.
Meer foundation, along with Ek Saath - The Earth Foundation will provide food to over 5,500 families and set up a kitchen to produce 2,000 cooked meals for household and hospitals that need them. The companies will firstly focus on Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.