Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, writer-comedian Varun Grover, and comedian Kunal Kaamra auctioned their trophies to raise funds for COVID-19 test kits.
The crowdfunding platform Milaap aims to raise money for buying COVID-19 testing kits which will be donated to hospitals and Labs. The campaign aims to raise Rs 13, 44, 000 in the next 30 days. The money raised through the campaign will directly go from Milaap Foundation to Mylab Discovery Solutions.
Kashyap took to Twitter to announce the auction of his Filmfare trophy for critics best film 2013. Gangs of Wasseypur is Kashyap’s highly acclaimed gangster drama.
Highest bidder gets the original trophy for the Filmfare critics award best film 2013 . “Gangs of Wasseypur”… https://t.co/BtXrUQAJ7C
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 20, 2020
Writer Varun Grover shared a picture of his TOIFA trophy for penning the lyrics of “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage”. He wrote, “Putting it up on eBay in 2050 was my retirement fund plan but I believe now is a better time to use it to secure India’s future.”
Adding the TOIFA trophy I won for 'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' (DLKH, 2015) for charity auction to raise funds for Covid test kits.
Putting it up on ebay in 2050 was my retirement fund plan but i believe now is a better time to use it to secure India's future. https://t.co/t0Q6YJMCkg https://t.co/2xqDEakmKA pic.twitter.com/hu6Yig2G7p
— वरुण ?? (@varungrover) May 20, 2020
Kunal Kamra is one of the most controversially talked about standup comedians in India. He has decided to auction his YouTube button for the cause. “I urge all artists to give away their prized possessions towards charity in such difficult times. While every penny counts the highest donor will get the button,” Kamra tweeted.
Since the cost of each testing kit is Rs 1.2Lacs + GST, each kit has the capacity to test 100 samples. We aim to donate ten testing kits, which will help, 1000 people get tested for COVID-19, free of cost,” a description on the platform read.
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