Amitabh Bachchan talks about donating to COVID-19 relief funds, says ‘I give wherever I can, my means are extremely limited’


Amitabh Bachchan recently talked about donating to COVID-19 relief funds but informed that his 'means are extremely limited'. The actor also revealed that he never collects funds through campaigns or donations and always makes donations from his own money. 

He took to his blog today to inform his fans that the COVID Care facility in Juhu, which he has contributed to, will be operational from Tuesday onwards. “The 25 bedder that I spoke of last night shall now be operational, perhaps by Tuesday taking into account the after effects of the Cyclone,” he wrote. 

In another post, he talked about donating to COVID-19 relief funds. “I give wherever I can .. my means are extremely limited .. it may not seem so , but they are .. somehow by the grace of the Almighty they come to me .. I have not made any effort to collect them through campaigns or donations to a cause that I may have instituted .. I just feel asking someone for funds is embarrassing for me .. yes there have been events in the past where the voice is for contributing, but I feel uncomfortable to ask , to contribute .. I may have partaken in the event as a voice over, but never directly asked to give or contribute .. and if there have been such unseen or unknown incidents then I seek forgiveness (sic),” he wrote.

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Big B had previously taken to Twitter to share the list of organisations for which he has donated. Writing about it in his blog, Big B said that his intention was not to recieve praise. He wrote, “There have been many such campaigns and events where the organisers have collected funds for most worthy causes .. and that is most laudable .. but with all due respect and modesty, at times the amount that I have personally individually donated, matches the funds collected out of the campaigns. I did not ask, I gave."

On the work front, Big B has films like Chehre, The Intern, Brahmastra, Goodbye and Jhund in his lineup.