Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s fundraiser for Covid-19 relief has raised over ₹5 crore so far. The couple had initiated a campaign called In This Together, conducted in collaboration with Ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief last week. The initiative aims at collecting ₹7 crores.
On Tuesday, Anushka said that the campaign has raised ₹5 crore already. Taking to her Instagram Stories, Anushka said, “A big thank you to all the people who helped us reach this mile stone”. At the time of reporting, Ketto revealed that fundraiser has collected ₹5,25,05,243 so far.
The Bollywood actor and the Indian cricketer’s fundraiser had crossed the halfway mark of its target within the first day.“Grateful to everyone who has donated so far. Thank you for your contribution. We have crossed the half way mark, let’s keep going,” Anushka shared. The couple made the announcement about the fundraiser two days after IPL 2021, in which Virat Kohli was leading RCB, was suspended.The post showed that over ₹3.6 crore had already been generated.
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Out of the seven crore amount, Anushka and Virat have donated two crores. In an Instagram video, the couple pledged its support towards the Covid-19 relief work. The actor-producer wrote, “As our country battles the second wave of Covid-19, and our healthcare systems are facing extreme challenges, it breaks my heart to see our people suffering. So, Virat and I have initiated a campaign #InThisTogether, with Ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief.”
Anushka and I have started a campaign on @ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief, and we would be grateful for your support.
Let’s all come together and help those around us in need of our support.
I urge you all to join our movement.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 7, 2021
Anushka gave her birthday celebrations a miss this year, stating that ‘in the midst of all this pain and suffering, it just did not feel right to celebrate’. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Vamika, earlier this year.