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Shah Rukh Khan donates to several charities amid Coronavirus pandemic, announces key initiatives to extend his support

Shah Rukh Khan donates to several charities amid Coronavirus pandemic, announces key initiatives to extend his support
Shah Rukh Khans group companies, Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX announced several initiatives to support the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Udhav Thackeray in its COVID-19 fight. Shah Rukh Khan said, "Given the enormity of the task, my team and I 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. The efforts of our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji coupled with the efforts of the Chief Ministers, Shri Uddhav Thackeray ji, Smt Mamata Banerjee, Shri Arvind Kejriwal and all other States and Union Territories leaders have been commendable in fighting this pandemic. We have initially focused our efforts on the three cities - Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi with the realization that this is a start and we stand ready to contribute in whichever way possible going forward Adding further, SRK states, "At a time when the human race is facing an immense crisis, there can only be one true response: The expression of Humanity itself. This is a moment for all of us to come together in a collective effort to make each other kinder, stronger and braver to face the days ahead. This crisis is not going to pass in a hurry, it will take its time and its toll on all of us. It will also show us that there isnt really a choice between looking out for ourselves and looking out for one another. Theres nothing more obvious in the spread of this pandemic, than the fact that each one of us is inextricably connected to each other, without any distinction. So, while we do whatever we can to support each other in our own small ways, the compassion we show to those who are likely to face the most brutal brunt of both, the pandemic and its economic consequences, will define us as a generation and as a Nation. The scourge we are up against, is fearsome and unknown to us. Like all uncharted paths, our journey to overcome every new challenge it throws at us will be arduous. There will be times when the best intentions might yield the wrong results. There may also be times when we accidentally stumble upon important solutions. All we can really do is try our utmost to adapt and confront each challenge with courage. As a nation, and as a people, it is our duty to give it all weve got. I am going to try my best and I know each one of you will do so too. Only together we will be able to fight through these difficult and unimaginable days. Together, we will overcome Raat ke baad naye din ki sahar aayegi, Din nahi badlega, tareeq Badal jayegi" He further stated, "I pray for you and your families, please do the same for me. Aur kripya karke...kuch dinon ke liye...ek doosre se sharirik taur se...thoda door...aur door...aur door...aur door." Several key initiatives include help to daily wage earners, hospital staff among others. The statement further reads, "In an effort to ensure that the basic necessities reach many who are being deprived of it in these trying times, the funds allocated will be distributed amongst the following partners. The aim is to not only provide relief during the pandemic but also help raise awareness about COVID-19 and encourage more people to come forward and help. 1. PM - Cares Fund: Kolkata Knight Riders, the IPL franchise co-owned by Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla Mehta and Jay Mehta has committed to contributing to the PM Cares Fund 2. Maharashtra Chief Ministers Relief Fund: Red Chillies Entertainment owned by Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan has committed to contributing to the Maharashtra CMs Relief Fund 3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Healthcare Providers: Supporting and protecting the health care workers is of paramount importance. They are the real heroes who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us! KKR & Meer Foundation will work with the WB and the Maharashtra governments and contribute 50,000 PPE kits. They will also work to raise awareness to encourage other contributions 4. Ek Saath The Earth foundation: Meer Foundation along with Ek Saath, will provide daily food requirements to over 5500 families for atleast a month in Mumbai. A kitchen will also be set-up to send out 2000 freshly cooked meals everyday to help households and hospitals whose daily needs arent being fulfilled 5. Roti Foundation: founded by Former Director General of Police, Maharashtra, Mr. D. Sivanandhan. During COVID-19, they have tied up with Mumbai Police and are providing meals to underprivileged people and daily wage labourers. Meer Foundation In association with Roti Foundation will provide 3 lakh meal kits with 10,000 people per day for atleast a month 6. Working Peoples Charter: Meer Foundation in association with them will provide basic essentials and grocery items for at least a month to over 2500 daily wage workers who have been identified across Delhi 7. Support for acid attack survivors: Meer Foundation to provide a monthly stipend to over 100 acid attack survivors which will take care of their basic needs. The survivors identified are across UP, Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal and Uttarakhand This is a start and all the members of the companies stand committed to doing further as we see across India what all is required and put our best effort going ahead." Shah Rukh Khan is the latest celebrity to contribute to several charities in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. View this post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B-e40Z4FPQY/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading In these times its imp to make everyone around u working tirelessly for u.. not related to u.. perhaps even unknown to u... to feel they are not alone and by themselves. Lets just make sure we all do our little bit to look after each other. India and all Indians are One Family. Stay Safe Stay Healthy and dont forget to pray. @narendramodi #PMOIndia @uddhavthackeray @Adityathackeray @mamataofficial @arvindkejriwal @RedChilliesEnt @redchillies.vfx @kkriders @MeerFoundationofficial @rotibankfdn #WorkingPeoplesCharter @Eksaathfoundation @pragyakapoor_ A post shared by https://www.instagram.com/iamsrk/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Apr 2, 2020 at 7:56am PDT ALSO READ: Coronavirus Impact: Shah Rukh Khans YRF film hits the ROAD-BLOCK; Siddharth Anand cancels his recce


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Coronavirus outbreak: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan pledge their support to the PM-Cares fund

Coronavirus outbreak: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan pledge their support to the PM-Cares fund
Over the past few days, numerous Bollywood stars have also come forward to contribute to the PM-Cares fund, a fund specially created to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan have also extended their support to the PM-Cares fund as well as Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Kareena took to Instagram to share the same. "We extend our support to the PM CARES fund and the Chief Minister's Relief fund (Maharashtra). In times like these, every helping hand and every rupee raised, matters. Do help wherever possible," she wrote. However, she did not divulge the amount she and Saif contributed. View this post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B-d-41UJatn/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading ???????????????? A post shared by https://www.instagram.com/kareenakapoorkhan/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading Kareena Kapoor Khan (@kareenakapoorkhan) on Apr 1, 2020 at 11:30pm PDT Earlier, the couple had pledged their support to UNICEF, Give India and International Association for Human Values (IAHV). "At difficult times like these, we need to come together and help each other. We both have taken steps to do just that and have pledged our support to UNICEF, GIVE INDIA and International Association for Human Values (IAHV). We urge those of you who can to do the same, United we stand. Jai Hind." Kareena's previous post read. View this post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ZRjAqpgku/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading ???????? A post shared by https://www.instagram.com/kareenakapoorkhan/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading Kareena Kapoor Khan (@kareenakapoorkhan) on Mar 31, 2020 at 3:37am PDT Other Bollywood starts who have contributed to the PM-Cares fund includes Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar and Kartik Aaryan among others.


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Irrfan Khans Angrezi Medium to get a digital release next week?

Irrfan Khans Angrezi Medium to get a digital release next week?
Homi Adajanias film Angrezi Medium released on March 13. The film marked the comeback of actor Irrfan Khan, who was seen on screen after a gap of two years. However, the films fate at the theatres was sealed with Maharashtra and other state governments announcing the shut down of cinemas a day after the film's release, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The makers had earlier decided to re-release the film in theatres, once cinema halls start operating. But now we hear that the film is all set to release digitally in the upcoming week. According to reports, the film will be available on Hotstar in a weeks time. The official confirmation for the same is awaited from the production team. Directed by Homi Adajania, Angrezi Medium is the sequel to the 2017 film Hindi Medium.The film narrates the story of a father (Irrfan khan) who goes all out to fulfill his daughter's (Radhika Madan) dream of studying abroad. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Dimple Kapadia.


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Irrfan Khans Angrezi Medium to release digitally on Hotstar?

Irrfan Khans Angrezi Medium to release digitally on Hotstar?
Homi Adajanias film Angrezi Medium released on March 13. The film marked a comeback of actor Irrfan Khan who was seen on screen after a gap of two years. However, the films fate at the theatres was sealed with Maharashtra and other state governments announcing the shut down of cinemas a day after the film's release, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the makers had earlier decided to re-release the film in theatres after the situation normalises. But now we hear that the film is all set to release digitally in the upcoming week. According to reports, the film will be available on Hotstar in a weeks time. The official confirmation for the same is awaited from the production team. Directed by Homi Adajania, Angrezi Medium is the sequel to the 2017 film Hindi Medium.The film narrates the story of a father (Irrfan khan) who goes all out to fulfill his daughter's (Radhika Madan) dream of studying abroad. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Dimple Kapadia.


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Dilip Kumar pens a thoughtful poem, urges everyone to stay home

Dilip Kumar pens a thoughtful poem, urges everyone to stay home
The nationwide 21-day lock-down is on, and several celebrities are urging people to obey the Government's instructions and stay at home. Veteran actor Dilip Kumar took to Twitter and requested people to the same. He also shared a thoughtful poem. "I urge you to #StayHomeSaveLives during this #COVID19pandemic," he wrote, also emphasising that we should help the needy ones in this time of distress. "Dawa bhi, dua bhi /Auron se faslaa bhi/Ghareeb ki khidmat/ Kamzor ki seva bhi," his poem read. I urge you to https://twitter.com/hashtag/StayHomeSaveLives?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #StayHomeSaveLives during this https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19pandemic?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #COVID19pandemic Dawa bhi, dua bhi Auron se faslaa bhi Ghareeb ki khidmat Kamzor ki seva bhi Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) https://twitter.com/TheDilipKumar/status/1245308489439703041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw April 1, 2020 Over the last few years, the actor fell ill a number of times, but returned home healthy every time. As the pandemic broke out, his wife Saira Banu also shared an audio message on Twitter, saying they were in isolation, and healthy. "I want to thank everyone, who has been calling up and sending WhatsApp message as to our welfare and as to our care-taking. Everything is well, and we have more or less isolated ourselves, just like how it should be. We are sitting isolated from everyone. We are not socialising in any way, and taking lots of care. May god be with us, and may god be with all of you. A sense of togetherness has prevailed in the world and also in our beautiful country. I pray to god that this remains in our happier times as well," she was heard saying. Dilip Kumar Saira Banu https://twitter.com/hashtag/CoronavirusLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #CoronavirusLockdown https://twitter.com/hashtag/StayHomeSaveLives?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #StayHomeSaveLives https://t.co/uM4u3SeX9U pic.twitter.com/uM4u3SeX9U Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) https://twitter.com/TheDilipKumar/status/1243104740881207298?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw March 26, 2020


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Louis Tomlinson postpones his April and May tour dates amid coronavirus pandemic

Louis Tomlinson postpones his April and May tour dates amid coronavirus pandemic
The showbiz and music industry is taking the hit amid coronavirus pandemic. Films have been postponed, shootings have been halted, music tours have been postponed indefinitely amid this crisis. British singer Louis Tomlinson has also taken a difficult call and has postponed his April and May show dates. "Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of my tour dates for April & May 2020 are being rescheduled. Im really gutted but of course the health and safety of all of my fans and tour crew needs to come first. Ill be announcing the new dates very soon. Stay safe, Louis x," he wrote on Twitter on April 2. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of my tour dates for April & May 2020 are being rescheduled. Im really gutted but of course the health and safety of all of my fans and tour crew needs to come first. Ill be announcing the new dates very soon. Stay safe, Louis x https://t.co/SMVOmI0VlG pic.twitter.com/SMVOmI0VlG Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) https://twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/1245644687911694336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw April 2, 2020 Tomlinson joins the list of artists who have postponed their upcoming tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the singer cancelled his UK Tour."I'm sad to say that we have made the decision to reschedule my UK Tour that was due to start next week," Tomlinson tweeted. "We are working with the promoter and venues to make new plans as soon as possible but these things are taking a little longer at the moment." 'Walls', Louis Tomlinson's debut album, released on January 31, 2020 release. ALSO READ: Louis Tomlinson reveals tracklist of his album Walls through a mural painting in London


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Justin Bieber postpones Changes tour amid coronavirus pandemic

Justin Bieber postpones Changes tour amid coronavirus pandemic
Justin Bieber has decided to postpone his 2020 Changes Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The singer was supposed to kick-off his tour on May 14at Seattles CenturyLink Field. The stadium and arena tour had 45 stops and this was supposed to be his first tour in the last three years. In light of the current public health crisis, and with the deepest concern for all those being affected, Justin Bieber will be postponing all currently scheduled 2020 dates for the Changes Tour, he wrote on Instagram. While Justin along with his band, dancers and crew has been hard at work preparing an amazing show, he has always put the health and well-being of his fans first and foremost. Justin is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get back out on the road and perform in a space that is safe for everyone. He asks that fans hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored as soon as the dates are rescheduled. Information on rescheduled dates will be forthcoming soon. He further wrote, "The health and safety of my fans, team, cast, and crew are the most important thing for me. The world is a scary place but we will all figure this out together. We held on to these dates as long as we could and I cannot wait to see all of you in person as soon as I can. Be safe and I will hopefully see you soon." View this post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cj6DQgIxP/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading The health and safety of my fans, team, cast and crew is the most important thing for me. The world is a scary place but we will all figure this out together. We held on to these dates as long as we could and I cannot wait to see all of you in person as soon as I can. Be safe and I will hopefully see you soon A post shared by https://www.instagram.com/justinbieber/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:15am PDT Justin Bieber releasedhis fifth studio album titled 'Changes' on February 14, 2020. ALSO READ: Justin Bieber did an Instagram live with Tom Holland and it was the most unexpected crossover ever


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K-pop group GOT7 set for their comeback album, confirms JYP Entertainment

K-pop group GOT7 set for their comeback album, confirms JYP Entertainment
South Korean group GOT7 - JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, YoungJae, Bambam, and Yugyeom - will be making their comeback once everything is finalized. Reports have suggested that the septet has been working on their album and are looking forthis April or May release, reports Soompi! They are prepping for their comeback and once the schedule is finalized, it will be announced as per source related to JYP Entertainment. In the last couple of months, besides prepping for their comeback album, the members have also been busy with their solo work. Jackson Wang released his new single '100 Ways' in March. Park Jinyoung has been working on his show called When My Love Blooms which will premiere later in April. JB has released several photoshoot profiles. GOT7 released their mini-album 'Call My Name' back in November 2019 with lead track 'You Calling My Name' and a stunning music video.


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Prabhass Jaan wont make it for Sankrati

Prabhass Jaan wont make it for Sankrati
Telugu superstar Prabhas was all set to release his next film, his first full-fledged love story entitled Jaan on Makar Sankrati in January 2021.But now with the US schedule of the film cut short by the Corona pandemic, it seems impossible to meet the release deadline. This setback in schedule would impact Prabhas next Hindi-Telugu film which he has signed up to do with director Nag Ashwin. This film was supposed to begin shooting in late 2020. But now that seems unlikely. Says a source clear to the development, Prabhas will first finish shooting Jaan and then move on to Nag Ashwins film. There is a long incomplete schedule of Jaan to be finished in the US before Prabhas moves on to his next. The location of the US schedule cant be shifted for reasons of continuity. As things stand at the moment Jaan will now release towards the middle of 2021 and Nag Ashwins film in 2020. The source debunks stories of editing work having commenced for Jaan.What editing and where? Prabhas is not Salman Khan to edit his own films.


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Rajit Kapur says the 1993 show Byomkesh Bakshi got him recognition

Rajit Kapur says the 1993 show Byomkesh Bakshi got him recognition
Doordarshan recently took their viewers down the memory lane when they decided to re-telecast some of their classic shows from the 90s including Ramayan, Mahabharat and Byomkesh Bakshi. Rajit Kapur played Byomkesh Bakshi in the 1993 series. Talking to a daily, Rajit Kapur speaking about the re-run of the show said that it has been airing every three years but now more audience especially the next generation will watch it. He said that people who watched it 20 years ago are now showing it to their children. Talking about his early memories associated with the show, he said that it was like shooting for a film and that it was because of Byomkesh Bakshi that he got recognised. He said that even to date people recognise him as Byomkesh even if they do not remember his name. Rajit Kapur further said that more than two decades ago, shooting for television shows was not hectic and strenuous. He said that they would start rolling at nine o'clock in the morning and would pack up by 6.30 pm unless there was a late-night shift. He said that they would work regularly without a break, but it was not like the killing 12-15 hours of shoot like it is today.


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