Australia fires: Bollywood celebrities speak up on the tragedy
Following their counterparts in the West, Bollywood celebrities have now come out to speak up on the catastrophic Australian bushfire tragedy. Those who have voiced concern over the crisis include actors Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Dia Mirza, Kunal Kemmu, among others. The Australian bushfires, that have been raging since months, have led to unprecedented nationwide destruction of life and property. Here are more details.
Heartbreaking and alarming: Celebrities' reaction to the fires
Several Bollywood stars have taken to social media to speak about the devastating fires. Actress Dia Mirza wrote, "This is also real. This is also happening. This must stop. We can stop this. Come together." Meanwhile, actor Kunal Kemmu penned, "What's happening in Australia is heart breaking and alarming. Prayers for all the animals and people who have lost their lives and homes."
Nicole Kidman, Selena Gomez have pledged donations
Notably, many Hollywood celebrities have already voiced concern over the deadly fires that have engulfed Australia. Veteran Australian-American actress Nicole Kidman, along with husband Keith Urban, has pledged to donate $500,000 to firefighters. Meanwhile, actor/singer Selena Gomez has also pledged a donation. Other stars who have raised concern over the disaster include singer/songwriter Pink, actor/environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Watts, Russell Crowe.
20 people, 480 million animals killed by the Austrlian bushfires
The Australian bushfires, that have been raging since September 2019, have burned more than 12 million acres of land. As a result of the fires, at least 20 people have lost their lives, another 28 have been reported missing, and over 1,500 homes have been destroyed. Moreover, an estimated 480 million animals have been killed in the fires.