Last week there were rumours of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan trying to help people in need by donating INR15000 by putting the money in bags of rations.
However, the Rang De Basanti star has humorously shot down rumours that he had secretly donated money to daily wage earners during the coronavirus pandemic.
The actor took to Twitter to dismiss the claims, and wrote, “Guys, I am not the person putting money in wheat bags. Its either a fake story completely, or Robin Hood doesn’t want to reveal himself! Stay safe. Love. a.”
Guys, I am not the person putting money in wheat bags. Its either a fake story completely, or Robin Hood doesn't want to reveal himself!— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) May 4, 2020
According to Hindustan Times, the rumour came about after a viral video claimed that Aamir sent a truck to a slum area with wheat bags and the area residents were told that they could only take one bag each.
People who returned homes after taking wheat found Rs 15000 in the wheat sacks. However, the video was unclear where the incident occurred.
Earlier, it was reported that while the actor hasn’t announced his charitable efforts, it was reported that he has made contributions towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-Cares fund, Maharashtra chief minister’s relief fund as well as film workers’ association and a few NGOs.
Aamir has also extended support to the daily wage workers of his next film, Lal Singh Chaddha, during the lockdown.
When the virus was spreading across China, the actor said in a special video message, “A very warm hello to all my friends in China. Since I read about the outbreak of coronavirus over there, I have been extremely concerned. I have been in touch with a few of my friends and I have been following this tragedy with a lot of pain in my heart. My heartfelt condolences to those who have lost somebody close.”
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