Bhumi Pednekar opens up about being a COVID-19 warrior and a responsible celebrity

Ever since the deadly second wave of the novel coronavirus spread all over India, one celebrity who has come out in full force to help affected people in India has been Bhumi Pednekar. The actress has mobilised her team and is working around the clock to amplify resources and information. “The pressure on our frontline workers and government has increased with every passing day. Post-recovery, I just put out one request for help and it opened floodgates. People who wanted to help and people who needed it both connected with me. I could find the right set of people who were doing similar work as I wanted to. It started with me and a team of four of us, and today, we’re 150 of us working together. I decided to use my social media handle to help and connect people to medical resources. All it took was one message for me to start,” the actress told ETimes.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar

“There has been no time to step back and think, though there are pieces of good news that come in and sometimes there’s some bad news, too. One has to emotionally disconnect from everything and be of service to people. I have realised that the demand for medical resources is extremely high. In such times, as citizens or celebrities, we must step in and help one another. Every drop in the ocean counts,” Bhumi added. 

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