Varun Dhawan, Rohit Shetty awarded for contribution during lockdown
Bollywood personalities Varun Dhawan and Rohit Shetty on Saturday were honoured at the Sakal Sanman 2021 for their humanitarian efforts during the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year.
The awards that were held at Prabhadevi’s Ravindra Natyamandira in Mumbai recognised the contribution of citizens during the unprecedented crisis in the country that resulted in loss of life and livelihood.
Varun Dhawan donated Rs 30 lakh to PM-CARES and Rs 25 lakh to Maharashtra CM relief fund and also distributed free meals to the workers as well as healthcare staff leading the fight against the coronavirus.
He was presented the award by actor-politician Urmila Matondkar, who took to Twitter to post a picture with the Coolie No 1 star.
The awards were attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar among others.
Director Rohit Shetty was also honoured for his contribution. The filmmaker was among the first Bollywood celebrities to announce financial assistance to the under-privileged.