Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar opened up about her drive to help the ones in need in India amid the pandemic. After testing negative for Covid-19 and losing her loved ones to the virus, Bhumi felt the need to play her role and help people in getting plasma, hospital beds, oxygen tanks, etc.
The young starlet wanted to make use of her platform that has a wide reach and started a virtual plasma drive on her social media to save lives.
“In the times that we are, my biggest resource is the reach that I have. And that’s exactly what I’m trying to do,” she shared.
“I don’t feel pressurised as a person of influence but I feel overwhelmed just as a citizen much like any volunteer. We’re trying to help as many people as we can. I hope I can motivate people to come out and help as many people as possible.”
The Bala actress empathised on the significance of Plasma amid the chaos caused by the second wave of coronavirus and urged her fans to donate if they’ve recently recovered from this deadly virus. She stressed the dire urgency of the situation and said:
“I don’t want anyone to be lazy right now. Now is the time to stand up for our country.”
The 31-year-old starlet also relayed what keeps her going without getting too overwhelmed with the circumstances. She explained that it’s important to stay emotionally detached from the people she’s trying to help to remain focused on her objective goals.
“My body is in auto mode. I’ve no idea what’s happening and that’s where I draw the power,” she continued. “The only thing that I’ve decided is to be detached from anything happening in this journey, whether good or bad.”
“If somebody gets help, I don’t get overly excited. There are patients that we can’t help and even then, I try not getting overwhelmed. We’ve to move on because there’s no option.”