Anurag Kashyap to auction his Filmfare trophy to raise funds for COVID-19 test kits

By | May 20, 2020

The whole world is currently fighting the coronavirus pandemic which has infected millions of people and resulted in the death of lakhs of people. Owing to the entry of the virus in India, the Prime Minister had called for a nationwide lockdown starting March 25. We are nearing two months of lockdown and in this period several people have gone homeless, have lost their livelihood and several have been struggling to get a meal. During this distressing time, people have been coming together to help one another in whatever way they can.

Anurag Kashyap to auction his Filmfare trophy to raise funds for COVID-19 test kits

Indian artists are also using their talent and platform to raise funds to fight COVID-19. Recently, Standup comedian Kunal Kamra started an initiative where he is encouraging artists to give away their prized possessions towards charity. Talking about the charity, Kunal Kamra took to Twitter and wrote, “We need more RT-PCR kits. This is the fastest confirmatory test kit in India. Mylab is an Indian company making it at 0 profit. I’ve adopted a kit which costs Rs. 1,34,000/- for my home city Mumbai. You can do the same, I’m giving my YouTube button away to the highest donor, I urge all artists to give away their prized possessions towards charity in such difficult times. While every penny counts the highest donor will get the button. Email your donation screenshots to [email protected]”.

Anurag Kashyap too decided to give away one of his prized possessions, which is the FilmFare trophy he won for his film Gangs of Wasseypur. “Highest bidder gets the original trophy for the Filmfare critics award best film 2013 . “Gangs of Wasseypur”…,” the filmmaker tweeted responding to Kunal Kamra’s tweet.

 

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