Gold actor Kunal Kapoor's crowdfunding platform Ketto raises Rs 1.2 cr for Kerala flood victims

Kerala has been hit hard by the worst floods in a century, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced and homeless.

Indo-Asian News Service August 22, 2018 13:40:16 IST
Gold actor Kunal Kapoor's crowdfunding platform Ketto raises Rs 1.2 cr for Kerala flood victims

Actor Kunal Kapoor's crowdfunding platform Ketto has raised Rs 1.2 crore for rehabilitation work in flood-hit Kerala. He says it is overwhelming to see people come forward and support a cause. Kerala has been hit hard by the worst floods in a century, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced and homeless.

"Besides the incredible work being done by the army, there are a number of organisations and NGOs that are working tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate people. We want to provide as much support as we can for these organisations so that they can effectively carry out their work," Kunal said in a statement.

Gold actor Kunal Kapoors crowdfunding platform Ketto raises Rs 12 cr for Kerala flood victims

Kunal Kapoor in a still from Gold. YouTube

"It's so heartening to see so many people come forward to contribute and support this cause. We have raised Rs 1.2 crore, but the work has just begun. There is an urgent need for food, medical and basic supplies. My appeal to people is to come forward and contribute as much as they can. Every donation will go a very long way," he added.

On the film front, the actor was last seen in Gold, a historical sports drama inspired by India's first Olympic gold medal. It also stars Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy.

Updated Date:

also read

Creative autonomy necessary, but with safeguards: Anurag Thakur
Entertainment

Creative autonomy necessary, but with safeguards: Anurag Thakur

He said the ministry does receive complaints about content on over-the-top (OTT) platforms, but almost 95% grievances are settled at the level of producers

Boman Irani on response to Uunchai: 'The youngsters took their parents and grandparents to cinemas to watch the film'
Entertainment

Boman Irani on response to Uunchai: 'The youngsters took their parents and grandparents to cinemas to watch the film'

The actor also said, "We not only saw youngsters going separately but also saw parents making their own friends group and going separately and apart from that families that gone together."

Yami Gautam Dhar shared what a strong script means to her! Give it a read
Entertainment

Yami Gautam Dhar shared what a strong script means to her! Give it a read

In 2022, the actor delivered some impeccable performances with A Thursday, Dasvi, and Lost which also grabbed her national and international recognition