Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has joined other Bollywood celebrities to raise an amount to help provide essential items to the daily wage workers who have been most hit by the nationwide lockdown. The actress has auctioned her artwork including - digital prints, sketches and large canvas paintings in her 'Bid for Good' initiative to provide ration to daily wage workers. The 32-year-old actor put out a video on Twitter where she is seen along with her hand made paintings.
In the video, Sonakshi Sinha says, "What good are we, if we can't do for others. My art is my safe space, my solace. It helps me centre and channelise my thoughts and just brings me so much happiness. Creating art brings a sense of calm and relief to me." Encouraging her fans to 'Bid For Good' to help the daily wage earners, who have been worst affected amid the lockdown, the 'Holiday' star added, "And relief is what I want to bring to those for whom this lockdown has been a nightmare, people who have no income and therefore no food to feed themselves or their families, the daily wage earners. With the help of Fankind, I've decided to auction a mix of canvasses and hand sketches that I've created with all my heart. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to Give India to help provide meals the daily wagers, homeless and the less privileged."
Explaining how can people bid for her artwork, she added, "Please take good care of my art. I've made it with nothing but love. And I hope it makes you proud for helping people, makes your house a little bit beautiful and makes you feel a little bit closer to me." Along with the video, Sonakshi wrote, "Bid for Good! I have teamed up with @FankindOfficial to auction my art & help raise funds to provide ration kits to daily wage workers. There is something for everyone - digital prints, sketches & large canvas paintings. The highest bidder wins!"
Bid for Good!— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) May 15, 2020
I have teamed up with @FankindOfficial to auction my art & help raise funds to provide ration kits to daily wage workers. There is something for everyone - digital prints, sketches & large canvas paintings. The highest bidder wins! https://t.co/MrgsFnSvaZ pic.twitter.com/MquGf8zKPg
Many Bollywood celebrities lauded Sonakshi's initiative. Dia Mirza encouraged fans to bid for the actress' painting. Apoorva Mehta wrote, "What an initiative straight from the heart which truly is 'asli sona'! This is amazing Sonakshi!" Kriti Sanon said, "This is so wonderful!! have always admired your art Sona! And now it’s gonna help a greater cause!! Guys, donate generously and treasure one of her beautiful art pieces for life!"
This is so wonderful!! 💞💞 have always admired your art Sona! And now it’s gonna help a greater cause!! Guys, donate generously and treasure one of her beautiful art pieces for life! 👌🏻💖 @sonakshisinha @FankindOfficial https://t.co/sT5bvcl3g6— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) May 15, 2020
Meanwhile, scores of Bollywood actors have come forward to help the people amid the harsh situation. Most recently, Vicky Kaushal had called his fans to donate for COVID-19 relief fund and announced that 3 lucky fans who donated will have a virtual games night with the star
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Loading... A virtual games night with me! We’ll get to know each other, play some dumb charades and have a great evening. Sounds fun na? Promise you it will be! Now, to make this come true, all YOU have to do is log on to fankind.org/vicky and donate. Your contribution will help @give_india provide ration kits to daily wage workers who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. And 3 lucky donors will hangout with me for a virtual games night! To make your impact even bigger, A.T.E Chandra foundation will be adding 25% of the total donations we raise as a matching amount, thereby multiplying your impact. Let's do our bit and help each other in this hour of need. (Link in bio) | @fankindofficial #FankindXVicky
(With ANI inputs)
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