During the first wave of the pandemic, when the nation was in a state of complete lockdown, Rakul and her family had extended help to slum-dwellers residing at a short distance from her place in Gurugram. At that time, she had facilitated two square meals a day to almost 600 families for a prolonged period. The food was cooked in her residential complex under her father’s supervision and delivered every day for about five months to those hit by the pandemic. She had also participated in a blood donation campaign, and encouraged her fans to follow suit by posting about it on her social media timeline.
This year, in order to support the groundwork for COVID-19, Rakul has announced a fundraiser along with Give India, urging people to contribute towards oxygen cylinders, concentrators and refilling them. She has also requested help for procuring life-saving equipment. Currently, several patients across the country are struggling with these needs. The funds generated will be utilised for strengthening the health infrastructure at a local level. Rakul, who was seen in Ajay Devgn’s ‘De De Pyar De’, and is currently working on ‘May Day’ and Junglee Pictures’ ‘Doctor G’, has urged people to donate whatever they deem fit… Even a sum of Rs 100 would mean a drop in the ocean for her citizen-led initiative.