A lot has been said about celebrities donating food to the needy, especially during the covid wave. Umpteen pictures of both the celebs as well as the needy have surfaced on social media. Also, there are many who share receipts and the amount they have donated to the poor. Actor Kettan Singh is a big believer in not showing off helping the needy. However, on the other hand, Amit Mishra believes that a situation can be approached from two sides. Therefore, he thinks that several common men donate because they watch celebs indulging in the charity. Here is what celebs have to say about it!
From Adaa Khan to Kettan Singh: Here’s What Celebs Feel about People Putting up pictures While Indulging in Charity
Kettan Singh: When I see posts of actors, celebrities and influencers or any privileged citizen going out helping people. Some also put up receipts of their donation amount, I understand some are genuinely doing this to inspire others, but still, I am not a fan of “Neki Kar Insta pe daal”. Charity should be silent, others should speak of it for years. I still believe “neki kar, dariya mein daal”
Amit Mishra: I feel there are two sides to the story. One says if you have to donate something to someone, it shouldn’t be publicized, that’s the entire point of donation. But the other side is that just because people see you doing good stuff, they might get influenced and it might motivate them to do the same. Even if you influence one person for doing a good deed, it’s worth it. In fact, a lot of people donated to the PM fund seeing big celebrities donate, a lot of celebrities motivated other actors to do the same as well. Just one thing that I am against is revealing the receiver’s identity. That should be taken care of as we should respect their state, they are helpless so as responsible individuals it’s in our hands to keep them away from our social media.
Ajay Kumar Singh: I understand a lot of celebrities are coming into the picture and they are basically trying to come and help others so that they can inspire other people to help others. I think is very important to help other daily wage workers who don’t have work right now due to lockdown. They can’t earn, so they don’t have money which is understandable. I am sure people are also coming together to help with the correct intention. We can judge anybody just because we saw videos or pictures of them helping others.
Adaa Khan: I strongly feel charity should be done in private and shouldn’t be flaunted. As a celebrity, if it inspires others to donate, then one can endorse as a lot of people do listen to celebs. I feel it is not right for celebs who distribute food packets and stuff, to flaunt on social media. It’s a subjective decision that a celeb should take care of. But flaunting pics or videos is uncalled for. The identity of receivers shouldn’t be revealed on social media.
Ajay Singh Chaudhary: What really matters is the intention. If someone is doing this with the intention of publicity, then it’s not the right thing to do. But if someone is doing this with the intention of inspiring somebody, then it is a great thing too. You really can’t look at the video and decide or know the intention of the person, whatever the reason may be. Eventually, as long as the outcome is positive, as long as people are helping each other, that’s what really matters at this time. I don’t know why people are even thinking so much about these videos and giving them so much importance? The important thing is that they are helping someone and even if they are inspiring one person from it, it’s worth it.
Vijayendra Kumeria: My thought on this is that it’s important for influencers to motivate people to help others but there is a way of doing that. Revealing the identities of receivers and revealing the amount of money, you are donating is not required. I personally look down on people who donate and show off for publicity on social media. I would never stoop down to such a level for publicity. ‘Gupt Daan’ is still the best concept as per my understanding.
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