I’ve been avoiding anything that even comes close to “news”, because I don’t want to bring stress and distress to this Happy Place. However! I took a little peek at SRK’s twitter, and there was nothing stressful or distressful there, just things to make you feel happy and loved and good.
Shahrukh made a video that was really clever encouraging people to stay inside. He did a shout out to the Red Chillies folks who helped him put it together remotely at the end, so it’s not like he did it all himself. But he had the idea! And did the work to make it work!
Also, he’s learning guitar, which I find ADORABLE.
That was first, because it’s easy to throw together a video, but a few days later he made a formal announcement of the bigger efforts he would be making in partnership with IPL, Meer Foundation, and Red Chillies.
Breaking it down, KKR will contribute to the PM Cares fund and donate 50,000 Personal Protection kits to healthcare providers. Red Chillies will contribute to the Maharashtra relief fund. So, KKR which is based in Kolkata and part of a national league will donate nationally. Red Chillies located in Bombay will donate to Bombay.
Meer Foundation is helping KKR to buy the PP kits. Also, they are funding Ek Saath based in Bombay to send out food for 5,500 families, and feed another 2,000 through a community kitchen. They are also funding Roti Foundation which is sending food out to 10,000 people per day. And in Delhi (Shahrukh’s home town) they are working with the Working People’s Charter to provide groceries to 2,500 daily wage laborers. Finally, all the acid attack survivors they have already been helping will receive a daily stipend. So they are focusing on Bombay first, then Delhi, but with the possibility of expanding.
A few days later, another donation came out, Gauri and Shahrukh equipped their office space with essentials and handed it over to the Bombay Municipal Corporation as a space for quarantined women, children, and elderly to stay.
And then today, the most important message which inspired this whole post, a really cute selfie. He knows how to keep our spirits up!
Okay, now talk about how bad he is at guitar, or which movie clips you would have used instead in his video message, or how cute he looks in the selfie. Happy Stuff!
And if your favorite stars have posed funny or sweet messages, or done sweet things, this is the place to talk about them.
No fanwars! No bitterness! No politics! Just passing on good thoughts and good things done by good people.