The ALS ice bucket challenge fund-raising drive has gone viral the world over and Bollywood celebrities are no exception to the fund-raising sensation. Apparently Indian tennis player Sania Mirza was among the first of celebs to take up the challenge and further nominate her friends - Riteish Deshmukh, Mahesh Bhupathi and Yuvraj Singh to take up the challenge.
Thereon many celebrities have taken up the challenge and have posted their videos online and in turn nominated at least three of their friends or colleagues. Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha are among the latest entrants in the list. We take a look...
Akshay Kumar completed the challenge and further nominated wife Twinkle Khanna, Ashvini Yardi, Salman Khan and Johnny Lever. "Here's my ALS ice bucket challenge! Now it's ur turn Twinkle Khanna, @AshviniYardi ,@BeingSalmanKhan & Johnny Lever," he tweeted.
Sonakshi Sinha wasn't challenged by anybody, but the actress took the challenge herself and 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."
Riteish Deshmukh who was challenged by Sania Mirza accepted the challenge and further challenged Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Sidharth Malhotra, Pulkit Samrat and Ashish Chowdhary. "Over 2 U my friends @akshaykumar @juniorbachchan @S1dharthM @PulkitSamrat @AshishChowdhry -U have 24 hours -tic tok," he tweeted.
Abishek Bachchan wrote, "OK!! #ALSIceBucketChallenge @SrBachchan @iamsrk @Riteishd"
Sidharth Malhotra nominated Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Suri. "Here it is villain !@Riteishd #ALSIceBucketChallenge n now over to @Varun_dvn @arjunk26 n @mohit11481"
Pulkit Samrat completed his challenge and nominated Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadda, Ali Fazal, Jacqueline Fernandez.
Ashish Chowdhary tweeted, "24hrs pretty ones!! #TicTokTicTok @deespeak @Sophie_Choudry @VJAnusha @NehaDhupia @mandybedi ALS ice bucket challenge "
Mandira Bedi did it as well, "I uploaded my #IceBucketChallenge video on YouTube on the mandirabedi channel. I nominate @VishalDadlani @karan009wahi & #SohailKhan"
Bipasha Basu went on to challenge designer Rocky S and Raj Kundra. "Accepted my best friend suzie's #IceBucketChallenge!i am nominating RockyS and Raj Kundra!"
Raj Kundra nominated Shruti Haasan, Deepika Padukone, R Madhavan and designer Masaba G. "OK i did it @bipsluvurself #IceBucketChallenge. I challenge @shrutihaasan @deepikapadukone @ActorMadhavan @MasabaG"
Mohit Suri took tha challenge and nominated Emraan Hashmi, Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor.
Singer Daler Mehndi took the challenge furthering it to Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra. "The #ALS #IceBucketChallenge for a good cause! I nominate -> @SrBachchan @iamsrk @priyankachopra #RabRakha."
South actress Hansika Motwani took the challenged and in turn challenged all her fans to do the same.
Dia Mirza nominated Hrithik Roshan, Ali Fazal and Atul Kasbekar.
Sophie Choudry nominated Ranveer Singh, Ileana D'Cruz, Siddharth Mallya, VIshal Dadlani and Raj Kundra.
Neha Dhupia nominated Yuvraj Singh, Soha Ali Khan and Gaurav Kapoor.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States that works for raising funds for patients of a motor neuron disease called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.