Courtesy : Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna
The nation is facing unprecedented times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the number of cases keep rising with each passing day. This has also resulted in scarcity of medical amenities, medicines and oxygen cylinders.
During these grim times, people from all walks of life are coming together to raise funds, donate and contribute for Covid relief.
On Thursday, former actress and author Twinkle Khanna was criticised by a retired IAS officer, who accused her actor husband Akshay Kumar for not helping during the pandemic.
Former officer Surya Pratap Singh reacted to one of Twinkle’s Twitter post and wrote in Hindi, "Twinkle ji, your husband is among the richest artistes in this country. Rather than doing drama of collecting donations, it would have been better if your family had shown a little more kindness."
Well, Twinkle is not the one to stay quiet and she hit back to the accusations with a sharp response. She defended her husband Akshay Kumar well and clarified by replying back:
"Have donated 100 concentrators toward this cause&in multiple other ways.As I’ve said before, it’s not about me or you but what we can do collectively for those in need.Sad that at this point, instead of pitching in, we expend energy in pulling people down. Stay safe.”
Last week, Twinkle had taken to her social media handle to share that she and Akshay have donated 100 oxygen concentrators to fight Covid-19.
Her post read, "Wonderful news-Dr Drashnika Patel & Dr Govind Bankani of London Elite Health through Daivik Foundation are donating 120 oxygen concentrators and as @akshaykumar and I have managed to get our hands on 100 as well, we have a total of 220. Thank you for the leads. Let's all do our bit (sic)."
She captioned the post, "I think for the last few weeks with members of my own family ill I have been in a bit of a hole. But I couldn’t stay there for long. I implore all of you in your own way to do whatever you can so we can look back at this bleak moment and at least say it took the worst but it brought out the best in all of us. #ILookForSilverLinings (sic)."
Meanwhile, Twinkle has been active on social media in sharing important messages related to Covid-19, amplifying requests for medical help and spreading word on several donations and fundraiser activities.