The ALS ice bucket challenge hits Bollywood (w/ video)

Published: August 22, 2014

The ice bucket challenge has hit Bollywood. From L to R: Sonakshi Sinha, Abhishek Bachcan and Mandira Bedi. YouTube.

VANCOUVER DESI

The ALS ice bucket challenge has officially hit Bollywood.

Originating in the U.S., the icy cold feat has swept the globe, dominating news feeds around the world. The challenge aims to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative disease and the most common motor neuron disease.

Anyone nominated for the challenge, has to complete the task within 24 hours and post it on social media, then nominate three more people to partake. If the challenge isn’t completed in time, the person has to donate $100 to any charity working for neurodegenerative disorders.

Hollywood celebrities and athletes alike have been drawing a lot of attention with their ice bucket videos and now some of Bollywood’s biggest stars have finally followed suit.

Riteish Deshmukh is credited as the first Hindi star to take on the challenge:

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He then nominated Abhishek Bachchan:

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And Akshay Kumar:

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Mandira Bedi also took on the challenge:

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Without being nominated Sonakshi Sinha sort of took on the challenge:

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Stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are also said to have been nominated – but yet to take on the task.


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