Coronavirus Outbreak: Anurag Kashyap, Varun Grover to auction film awards trophies to raise money for COVID-19 testing kits

Anurag Kashyap, Varun Grover and Kunal Kamra are auctioning their trophies to raise funds for coronavirus testing kits to be donated to hospitals and labs.

Press Trust of India May 20, 2020 17:48:30 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Anurag Kashyap, Varun Grover to auction film awards trophies to raise money for COVID-19 testing kits

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, writer Varun Grover and comedian Kunal Kamra are auctioning their trophies to raise funds for COVID-19 test kits.

The campaign aims to raise Rs 13,44,000 in the next 30 days for ten kits which will help one thousand people get tested.

(Click here for LIVE updates on coronavirus outbreak)

Kashyap took to Twitter and said whoever bids the highest, gets the winning Filmfare trophy for his acclaimed gangster-drama Gangs of Wasseypur.

Here is Kashyap's post

Grover shared a picture of his trophy for penning the lyrics of 'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' for the Ayushmann Khurrana-Bhumi Pednekar starrer Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

Here is Grover's post

Kamra said he's giving away his YouTube Buttona creator award which aims to recognise most popular channels to the highest donor.

Here is Kamra's tweet

According to the crowdfunding platform Milaap, the money raised through the campaign will be transferred directly from Milaap Foundation to Mylab Discovery Solutions, which will help Burda Media India secure the COVID-19 testing kits that will be donated to hospitals and labs.

"The cost of each testing kit is Rs 1.2Lacs + GST and each testing kit has the capacity to test 100 samples. We aim to donate ten testing kits, which will help ,1000 people get tested for COVID-19, free of cost," a description on the platform read.

Updated Date:

also read

PARAM- Exhibition of supreme conception and creativity
Arts & Culture

PARAM- Exhibition of supreme conception and creativity

With 15 years in the market, Divine Art opens its post pandemic ventures with a meaningful collection of contemporary Indian art from the studios of eminent artists as well as those from personal collections.

Ayushmann Khurrana's O Sweetie Sweetie song from Doctor G out now!
Entertainment

Ayushmann Khurrana's O Sweetie Sweetie song from Doctor G out now!

'O Sweetie Sweetie' is a beautiful creation by Amit Trivedi on the Lyrics of Raj Shekhar.

Kim Kardashian fined $1.3 million over crypto 'pump & dump': What Bollywood celebs can learn from the case
Entertainment

Kim Kardashian fined $1.3 million over crypto 'pump & dump': What Bollywood celebs can learn from the case

The SEC, it seems, wanted to make an example out of Kim Kardashian so other celebs don’t promote shady crypto schemes. Closer to home, Bollywood stars who are promoting crypto must be extra careful now.