Look what the cat finally dragged in. With the recent influx of #ALSIceBucketChallenge videos, Hollywood has provided some interesting examples of how fun the challenge could actually be, with superstars like Charlie Sheen actually using money rather than icy water.
Hollywood isn’t alone in this; politicians, tech giants and people across the board are posting videos of themselves getting drenched as part of the social media campaign to raise awareness for the fatal neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The latest group to get on this bandwagon is from the other end of the world, quite literally, but one with as much influence if not more.
India’s vibrant film industry, Bollywood, which produces about 1,000 films every year, has hastily caught on to the trend. Proving to be instantly viral in South Asia, the challenge has been taken by the bigwigs of the Indian film industry.
In some cases, Bollywood has tried to put their own twist to the challenge as well. Popular Bollywood starlet Sonakshi Sinha, performed the challenge with using just a single ice cube. This surely gives Charlie Sheen competition! In a video posted on Instagram, she requests conserving water and rather just donating money to the foundation.
Sonakshi Sinha’s Ice Bucket Challenge
India’s action star Akshay Kumar, known to be a daredevil, performed the challenge with eleven buckets of icy seawater thrown onto him by contestants in a reality television show, “Dare to Dance” that he is hosting.
Akshay Kumar’s Ice Bucket Challenge
Not to be left behind, Indian musicians too have joined in. Best-known for his Bhangra dance moves, Indian singer Daler Mehndi attempted the challenge in what seems like a hotel room. Throwing three buckets of icy water onto himself, he seems pretty unshaken.