The very young and talented actor Kushal Punjabi who was last seen in Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa Season 7 has been quite active on social networking sites for quite some time as he brings up the noble cause of â€˜Rice Bucket Challengeâ€™. The challenge is basically giving out a bucket of rice to someone who is needy. We got in touch with the actor to know about what made him take up a step like this and his thoughts regarding this challenge.
â€œI had heard about the Rice Bucket Challenge through twitter message by Raj Nayak (CEO, Colors). In one of his tweet I read â€˜Rice Bucketâ€™ and did not read anything else in that particular tweet. I thought to myself that India should have something like Rice Bucket Challenge. Initially I was not that serious but when I thought, I felt there are thousands and lakhs of people in India who have no clue what the ALS problem is in America. On the contrary, I am seeing television stars are putting up the water on them and nominate other. Half of them may donâ€™t even donate money. It is very insensible wasting water and it is quite silly. This challenge is not a game. The reason why 90% of people do not even know why the water is poured on them is to make them feel like what all those people suffering from the disease feel like.â€
â€œI felt we should rather take up a challenge which is more relatable and can cause some kind of difference in our society and to our people. I personally do not go and donate things every day. Now it is seen as not many people are taking this up because there is no fun in the â€˜Rice Bucket Challengeâ€™ unlike the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is unfortunate that one does not need to take much effort to find a needy in India,â€ ends Kushal
He further adds, â€œI urge people to donate something to people who are needy and they want it. I had nominated many people among which Manish Paul, Karan V Grover, Kainat Arora and my non celebs friends also took up the challenge. Also, in one of my tweets, I have challenged Sony TV, Zee TV, Star Plus and Colors because all four big television networks have several employees working for them. I started off with challenging my own Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa Season 7 people and slowly I will challenge everyone to join in for this noble cause. â€œ
TellyBuzz wishes Kushal all the good luck to take this noble cause ahead.