In a recent conversation, Shatrughan Sinha indirectly took a jibe at Akshay Kumar and his donation of Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES Fund!
Veteran Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha is someone who feels that donations and charity shouldn’t be boasted in public. While so many B-town celebs announced their donations to the coronavirus relief funds, the actor thinks it is not right to do so.
He told Bollywood Hungama, “It is downright offensive and demoralizing to hear someone has contributed Rs. 25 crores. Is this to say, you are going judge an individual’s volume of concern for the current crisis by the amount of money he gives away? In no part of the world do celebrities flaunt the amount they give for charity. Charitable causes are always a private affair. I fear showbiz is now in the danger of collapse, so now we have it being replaced by show-off biz.”
Without taking any names, he further added, “When I hear someone has given Rs. 25 crores I wonder if the amount I will give is of any use. Stop it! Everyone is doing their best. Don’t make this into a ‘mine-is-bigger-than-yours’ school-boys’ competition.”
While we know that he didn’t mention anyone in particular. But all of us know that it’s Akshay Kumar who made the donation of Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
We wonder if Mr Sinha’s remarks were aimed at Khiladi Kumar!