Randeep Hooda speaks out on being a celebrity during pandemic

Wednesday 16th June 2021 07:05 EDT

In a recent interview, actor Randeep Hooda is against use of the term “celebrity” when it comes to helping people during a crisis. He says, “When you say celeb, you're actually categorising us in a different way. Everybody is human, trying to do what they can. I always believe that speaking about it isn't enough. You have to put yourself in an actual helping position. I'm trying to do whatever I can.” The actor admitted that he felt “helpless” as a human being when he saw so much suffering around. Which is why he decided to team up with an NGO to supply oxygen concentrators to those in need.

Elaborating about his endeavor, Hooda said, “With Khalsa Aid, we're travelling the country, helping people in these difficult times. I do it because as a human being I feel helpless, and want to contribute towards easing other people's pain. There are hundreds and thousands of people like me who've gone all out and done it.”

Reminiscing about the time when the country went through an “emergency” when “oxygen became more important than food”, Hooda stressed. “Every small step counts. We shall overcome this, we should know. There's help around everywhere, so many people have come out for the sake of humanity, to help their fellow human beings. It's heartening to see everyone offering help, but also depressing to see the state of people under so much stress.”

He insists that health and life are the most important virtues right now. On the work front, Hooda was recently seen as an antagonist in Salman Khan-starrer 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.'

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