From Jackman to Pattinson, stars turn superheroes for India amid Covid

Many are voicing concern and raising funds for India’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic


Entertainment Desk May 08, 2021

As India battles yet another wave of the deadly contagion, celebrities world over are ensuring they play their part in preventing the coronavirus from spreading and saving those in peril. Hollywood stars including Hugh Jackman, Nick Jonas, Robert Pattinson and Lilly Collins among others, have voiced their concern over the crisis situation in India. While many among them have donated to Priyanka Chopra's initiative in collaboration with GiveIndia, others are urging their fans to donate.

Compiled from Hindustan Times, here is a list of all the Hollywood stars who turned into real-life superheroes for India, in its fight against Covid-19.

Hugh Jackman
The actor shared a poster for Priyanka's fundraiser on his Instagram stories and wrote, "Support India."

Lilly Collins
Being an ambassador of GO Campaign, Collins has urged everyone to support the cause. "I have such beautiful memories of my time in India and the country will always hold such a special place in my heart. Please join me and my friends at GO Campaign to bring immediate relief to families there today," a PTI report quoted her as saying.

Robert Pattinson
The Batman actor has also partnered with GO Campaign to raise funds for India, reported Variety. "Think of GO as a really meaningful investment fund – they take your dollars and invest them in children, in a diverse portfolio, for maximum results. And the common thread is those heroes, their proven track record, their commitment to serving children," he said.

Ewan McGregor
He has also partnered with GO, which will provide PPE, emergency food, medicine, pulse oximeters, and resuscitators in India. McGregor has urged fans to support the cause, GO Campaign.

Nick Jonas
The popular singer has joined his wife, Chopra’s ventures, to help raise $1 million for India's Covid-19 relief.

Shawn Mendes
He has donated $50,000 to author and podcaster Jay Shetty's fundraiser Help India Breathe.

Camila Cabello

The Havana singer has also raised $6,000 for Shetty’s Help India Breathe.

Ellen DeGeneres
The talk show host, on the other hand, has raised $59,000 for Shetty's relief fund.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
The Smiths donated $50,000 to Shetty’s Help India Breathe fund.

Katy Perry
The Roar singer shared details about the Covid-19 cases in India, and urged her fans to donate for oxygen supplies.

James McAvoy
The X-Men star, via a video on Instagram, urged his followers to donate to India. "India needs help. You can help. Donate what you can if you can," he said earlier this week.

Richard Madden
The Game of Thrones actor asked fans to 'help and support' his Citadel co-star Chopra’s fundraiser.

Reese Witherspoon
The Big Little Lies star amplified Chopra's call to raise funds for India even more.

Lilly Singh
While late-night talk show host, Singh, also urged fans to donate.

According to union health ministry on Friday, India registered 414,188 new coronavirus infections in a day while 3,915 fatalities were reported in a span of 24 hours.

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