Actress-producer Anushka Sharma and her cricketer husband Virat Kohli, who raised over Rs 11 crore via their fundraising campaign to support COVID-19 relief work in India, recently helped a child suffering from a rare genetic disorder procure the most expensive medicine in the world.
Ayaansh Gupta, a child suffering from spinal muscular atrophy (SPA), needed a medicine named Zolgensma, which costs whopping Rs 16 crore.
The child's parents, who had been actively trying to raise funds for the medicines, took to their official handle to announce that they have managed to Rs 16 crore for the medicine and thanked several Bollywood stars for supporting the campaign.
Sharing a picture of Virat and Anushka, they wrote, "@imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma - we always loved you as fans. But what you have done for Ayaansh and this campaign is beyond what we expected. Thanks for your generosity. You helped us win this match of life with a six! Will always be indebted for your help to #saveayaanshgupta."
Ayaansh's parents have also thanked Bollywood actors Kartik Aaryan, Dia Mirza, Arjun Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan for helping them raise the funds.
Thanking Kartik Aaryan, they tweeted: "One of the most fortunate days of our campaign when we woke up to see your post for Ayaansh. Your generosity and honest appeal has redefined our meaning of Stardom. Thank you so much for your love @TheAaryanKartik Sir. We really (Red heart) you."
They also expressed gratitude towards actor Emraan Hashmi, who had shared a video urging his fans to donate.
Tagging Emraan Hashmi, the couple wrote, "Thank you @emraanhashmi sir. You gave your voice to our campaign just when we needed it. The right final push that led us to victory so quick and so smooth. This is truly the best Birthday gift Ayaansh could have got Sir. Thank you so so much."