Shah Rukh Khan wins hearts with humble reply to Kejriwal, Thackeray
Mumbai : Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan won hearts one more time with his kind reply to Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, who thanked him for his kind support to Maharashtra in battle against coronavirus.
In a tweet posted this evening, Shah Rukh Khan was modest to brush aside the unwanted gratitude for his gesture for the state. "We don't ever have to thank each other during times like this. We are a family. Grateful you are working so hard for Maharashtra," Shah Rukh Khan wrote in his tweet.
"Whenever you get alone time.. do write a poem or two. Love to you," he added.
Uddhav Thackeray, who last year became the first member of his family to participate in electoral politics, is the state's tourism and environment minister and is a published poet. In 2007 he authored "My Thoughts in White and Black" and the following year he released "Ummeed".
Shah Rukh Khan responded to Uddhav Thackeray's tweet, "Thank you so much Shah Rukh Khanji for your support".
On Thursday Red Chillies Entertainment, a movie production company owned by Shah Rukh Khan and his wife, Gauri Khan, released a statement that said it would support the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against COVID-19.
"Given the enormity of the task, my team and I discussed ways to contribute in our own modest way. We have come up with a series of initiatives, which we hope will make a small difference," a note by Shah Rukh Khan said.
According to the statement Red Chillies Entertainment and three other companies owned by the actor - Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, NGO Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX - committed funds to the PM Cares Fund, the Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund and Mumbai Police.
Whilst we stay safe at home,many r working for our safety & fending for themselves. Here's our little contribution to ensure their health & well being! Separate but together,we will overcome! @iamsrk @PMOIndia @narendramodi @OfficeofUT @AUThackeray @MamataOfficial @ArvindKejriwal pic.twitter.com/7MI2KT7770— Red Chillies Entertainment (@RedChilliesEnt) April 2, 2020
Maharashtrahas registered around 335 confirmed coronavirus cases. Of these, 277 are active cases and 42 people have recovered after treatment. At least 16 deaths - the most of any state - have been linked to the virus, including one in Mumbai's Dharavi.