A week ago, actor Harshavarshan Rane had put his bike on sale in exchange of good oxygen concentrators in Hyderabad. which will be “provided to people in need combatting COVID-19.” Harshvardhan, who is an avid biker, posted a set of pictures of himself and his yellow Royal Enfield bike and wrote: “Giving my motorcycle away in exchange for a few oxygen concentrators which we together can provide to people in need combatting COVID.”
The actor has been through the experience of contracting the coronavirus last year.
“I’d just look at it, parked – like everything right now in my life looks like. I felt it could be used for something or someone. I don’t come from a background where I could just write huge cheques. As of now, at my stage, I only look at things like this. I feel horrible if something is kept next to me, and someone isn’t able to breathe,” he said. “I was going through this for the past few weeks, and that made me think of letting this motorcycle become oxygen for somebody.”
Record daily spike in COVID cases have crippled the country’s healthcare system and have left thousands without oxygen cylinders, hospital beds and proper medical facilities, resulting in brutal spike in deaths by COVID.
Rane is known for his performances in south films such as Naa Ishtam, Prema Ishq Kaadhal, Anaamika, Avunu 2 and Kavacham. He debuted in Bollywood with 2016 film Sanam Teri Kasam and was last seen in Taish.