Why do they do it?
It is taken up by ALS Foundation, so that by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, awareness is generated about the disease. You have to nominate your friends to take up the challenge after drenching yourself with ICE cold water or donate 100 dollars to the Foundation.
What is Bollywood Doing?
Well! Bollywood has a way of adding drama to everything, so here again, it has gone viral. B-Townies, rather than generating Awareness about the disease have taken it up to generate maybe coolness quotient. While a few are genuinely concerned about the challenge, for others, it might just be a way at being able to do what the West is doing. After the trend of ‘Selfies’, Bollywood goes ALS Bucket Challenge Gaga.
How did it start here?
Tennis star Rohan Bopanna who was nominated by Indian-American tennis player Amrit Narasimham, and in turn nominated Benguluru FC team and Rahul Bose. Players of Benguluru FC nominated Sania Mirza, who challenged Mahesh Bhupathi and Ritesh Deshmukh. And Riteish brought Bollywood Bandwagon with him.
Who have taken the challenge here?
She actually spear-headed the whole Challenge here and nominated Riteish Deshmukh, Mahesh Bhupati and Yuvraj Singh. Actually Sania took the challenge twice, because the first time, people thought there was not enough water in the act.
After being nominated by Sania Mirza, Riteish went ahead and nominated Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Sidhart Malhotra, Ashish Choudhury and Pulkit Samrat. Also he took his Ice Bucket Challenge.
Khiladi Kumar even took the challenge. He was in Cape Town and the temperature was 8 degrees, but still the star took the challenge. He nominated his wife Twinkle, superstar Salman Khan, star comedian Johnny Lever and his friend Ashvini Yardi to take the challenge.
From one villain to another, Riteish nominated Sidharth for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and here is the SOTY star taking it. He nominates Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Mohot Suri to take up the challenge.
After being nominated by a friend hawtie Bipasha Basu, took the challenge. Though her bucket was small enough, the actress pointed it out that she was feverish, yet she did the challenge.
On Riteish’s nomination, his buddy Ashish Choudhury also took the challenge. He went on to nominate Anusha Dandekar, Mandira Bedi, Dia Mirza, Neha Dhupia and Sophie Chowdhary.
The Dabangg babe surprised all and took the challenge herself. She tweeted, “Nobody nominated me . But i still took the challenge . And now i nominate you ALL to do what i just did. If you’ve already showered, skip the ice water. If you havent, go ahead by all means. BUT please Go to www.als.org to donate.”
We quite like what Sona did here, though.