The actor posted a video saying that he will be the one to begin donating for the cause.
Akshay Kumar, who has been a staunch devotee of Lord Ram, has urged people to contribute as per their wish to make the dream of Ayodhya Mandir come true. Taking to his Instagram, Akshay Kumar shared a beautiful story about a squirrel and Lord Ram.
He also took to Twitter on Sunday, 17 January, to share a video urging fans to donate to Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya.
Akshay started by saying that he told his daughter Nitara the story of a squirrel who wished to make a small contribution towards construction of the Ram Setu so that Lord Ram could reach Lanka. Akshay said that the squirrel’s story must inspire everyone to come forward for the cause.
“A temple is being built in Ayodhya for Lord Shri Ram. It’s our turn now. Some of us should be the vaanars, some the gilheris, and make contributions as per our capacity to this historical cause. I will be the one to begin. I am sure you will join me too, so that the generations after will be inspired to follow the life lessons taught by Lord Ram”, Akshay said.
President Ram Nath Kovind also contributed ₹500,100 on Friday for the construction of the temple. The campaign for collection of funds will be carried out across 525,000 villages and the money collected will have to be deposited within 48 hours in banks. The drive began on 15 January and will conclude by 27 February.
On work front Akshay Kumar will also be seen in the upcoming action film called Bachchan Pandey. His upcoming movie will be directed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Bachchan Pandey will star Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, and Jacqueline Fernandez.
This upcoming movie was dated to release on December 25, 2020, but due to Covid, the shooting of the film could be started on January 6, 2021.