Bollywood celebs who took up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Bollywood stars who undertook Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice bucket challenge has gone viral across the globe. The trend which kicked-off in the West, has now slowly found its place in India as well.
The challenge was started in order to promote awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig`s Disease). The idea is that whoever takes the challenge has to pour a bucket of ice water on their head or donate a 100 dollars for the cause. The people who take the challenge have to also nominate others. Stars however are doing both.
Let's take a quick look at our desi celebs who braved the chill for the noble cause.
Bollywood entertainer, Riteish Deshmukh, was one of the very first Bollywood stars who took up the challenge.
Nominated by tennis player, Sania Mirza, the actor sportingly took the Ice Bucket Challenge, nominating Akshay Kumar, Pulkit Samrat, Sidharth Malhotra, Ashish Chowdhury and Abhishek Bachchan.
Like the Hollywood stars, Riteish too shared the video of the challenge on his Facebook page.
Bollywood`s `khiladi` Akshay Kumar, after being tagged by Riteish, undertook the ALS ice bucket challenge in the chilly environs of Cape Town where he was then shooting for TV show `Dare 2 Dance`
Akshay took to Twitter to share the YouTube link of the video of his feat with eleven contestants of `Dare 2 Dance`, who threw ice cold water on him in an open area.
Also, one should know that the `Khiladi` bhaiyya used sea water as he did not want to waste fresh water for this purpose.
We don't call him the jack-of-all-trades for no reason. Braving the chill in extreme conditions is no joke. Quite a dare,we say!
Soon after, actors Sidharth, Abhishek and Ashish followed suit after being challenged by their friend Riteish.
Bollywood's chocolate-boy Sidharth, went up for the challenge and posted his video on Twitter, dumping a bucket of ice water on his head.
Known to be the most sought after villain post the success of `Ek Villain`, the hunky-dory actor further nominated Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Suri to spread the ALS awareness challenge.
Next, Abhishek Bachchan was also quick to respond to his friend's challenge.
He shared a video link on Twitter, which shows him taking the Ice Bucket Challenge in his bathroom. Junior Bachchan further tagged his father Amitabh, Shah Rukh Khan and the entire 'Happy New Year' team.
Both senior Bachchan and SRK are yet to take up the challenge and join in the league.
Interestingly, the `Dabbang` girl was not nominated by anyone, but rather took the challenge herself.
The glam-doll, Sona, however left everyone in a fit of giggles post the video she shared on Twitter, which shows her undertaking the challenge with only one ice in the entire bucket.
But behind the humorous act was a very deep message attached to stop wasting water. Indeed quite sensible, Sonakshi.
When the entire B-Town has been gripped by the fever of #IceBucketChallenge, how can the current sensation of Tinsel town, Sunny Leone, be far behind? The adult star-turned-Bollywood actress dared the challenge after being nominated by her family and fans on Twitter, and she posted the video of the same soon after.
The `Ragini MMS 2` star nominated none other than the rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh for the same cause.
Other A-listers who completed the challenge were Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu and the talented Rahul Bose.
Moving on, some other celebrities, too wanted their share of limelight by taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge in bizzare ways. Controversial queen, Poonam Pandey went for the challenge, after popular demand from fans on social-media.
Pandey, dumped the bucket of ice-water in nothing but a two-piece in her bath-tub and further challenged the three Khans- Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir.
Following her footseps, `Bigg Boss 7` famed Sofia Hayat went a step ahead to grab attention. The supermodel went completely nude for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge defending her act by validating it to the cause of women empowerment. The logic behind this was to urge women not to feel ashamed about their bodies.
This has got her mixed reviews from 'tweeples', adulation for her boldness as well as some criticism for the act. Sofia further nominated Gauahar Khan, Randeep Hooda and Ilda Di Vico.