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Esha Gupta: People losing everything in the Kerala floods would move anyone

Bollywood actor Esha Gupta talks about doing her bit to help the Kerala flood victims. She says that ‘God has been kind enough’ to give her a platform that she can use for greater good, to make a difference.

bollywood Updated: Aug 24, 2018 18:51 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Bollywood actor Esha Gupta says that charity is done best when one doesn’t reveal too much about it.(Photo: Amal KS/HT)

Kerala is reeling under unprecedented floods, and Bollywood actors — like people across the nation — are doing their bit. They’ve been donating and also appealing for help.

Actor Esha Gupta has been active on Instagram, constantly requesting people to help in whatever way they can. On what really moved her to take up this initiative, she tells us, “I think seeing people losing everything and animals not having any place to go anywhere would move anyone. If this doesn’t move anyone, then it just means that they didn’t get the right upbringing, as they think, ‘It shouldn’t bother me as it’s not happening to me.’ But that’s just not who I am.”

We’ve also heard that Esha has donated an undisclosed amount for the flood victims, but she isn’t willing to say more. “Charity, once spoken [about], doesn’t remain charity anymore. This has been taught to us since childhood as part of my values. It’s said even in every book of religion,” is all she says.

Using her celebrity status to the fullest is what’s on Esha’s mind. “If God has been kind enough to give me a platform and a career, where people want to see what we eat and what we wear, then I should use it to make a difference. I’ve always done that,” says the actor. “And revolution always begins with one person. I did my part, and I’m thankful to all my followers for doing their bit.”

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First Published: Aug 24, 2018 18:51 IST