Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt lent support to the ‘rice bucket challenge’ by distributing ‘Biryani’ packets among the needy people at a program organized here by Taj Falaknuma Palace, a hotel by Taj Group.
Mr. Mahesh Bhatt challenged young filmmaker Karan Johar also to participate in a similar charity program.
"We challenge the film industry's young and talented filmmaker Karan Johar. We have lit a lamp here. You light a lamp there. That is the only way we can end the darkness of the country and the world," he said while talking with news reporters.
The “rice bucket challenge” is the Indian version of the famous “Ice Bucket Challenge” of the United States. In this challenge donates a bucket of rice to the needy people and clicking a picture and also posting it online to raise awareness.
Manju Latha Kalanidhi, who came with the idea of the “Rice Bucket Challenge”, hoped that the participation of Mahesh Bhatt and support of major organizations like Taj Hotels will give a boost to the initiative.