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Sunny Leone, Mandira, Bipasha, Abhishek take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Last updated on: August 25, 2014 17:50 IST

Mandira, Bipasha, Sonakshi, Abhishek take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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The worldwide web's current viral favourite, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $23 million and is going from strength to strength. Catch up with the Indian celebrities who have taken the challenge.



After the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in the US, with celebrity names like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hiddleston, Britney Spears, and many, many others joining in, the challenge has finally arrived in India.

Aimed at raising awareness and money for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research, a neuro-degenerative disorder also known as the Lou Gerig's disease, the person challenged is supposed to dump a bucket filled with water and ice cubes on their heads and film it.

They also need to respond within 24 hours of being tagged, and have to donate an amount (of their liking) towards ALS research.

Seen here is Ragini MMS 2 actress Sunny Leone, who took the challenge and tagged rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh.

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Image: Sunny Leone


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Mandira, Bipasha, Sonakshi, Abhishek take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Seen in this video, is Mandira Bedi, who lost one of her family members to ALS.


Image: Mandira Bedi
Video: Mandira Bedi/Twitter

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Bipasha Basu

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Bipasha Basu, one of the earliest Indian celebs to carry out the challenge.


Image: Bipasha Basu
Video: Bipasha Basu/Twitter

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Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi Sinha chose an interesting way to carry out the challenge, and offered her own social message at the end of it.


Image: Sonakshi Sinha


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Riteish Deshmukh

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Riteish Deshmukh, who is currently shooting for his new film, Bangistan in Poland, was challenged by tennis star Sania Mirza.

He duly obliged, with a little help from his director Karan Anshuman and Director of Photography Szymon Lenkowski on the sets.

He further tagged Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Pulkit Samrat, Siddharth Malhotra and Aashish Choudhary.

While Akshay graciously accepted (on Twitter), Abhishek took it up almost immediately (click on the next slide to find out how it went!).


Image: Riteish Deshmukh
Video: Riteish Deshmukh/ Facebook

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Abhishek Bachchan

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Abhishek Bachchan chose his own bathroom (presumably), and a kiddie bucket to carry out the challenge.

Before he rushed out of the bathtub, screaming, and asked the person who was shooting it to 'cut it', he tagged his father Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and the entire team of his new film Happy New Year.


Image: Abhishek Bachchan
Video: Abhishek Bachchan/ Twitter

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Daler Mehndi

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And here's bhangra king Daler Mehndi.


Image: Daler Mehndi


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Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar took a break from the shooting of his new show Dare To Dance in Cape Town, South Africa, and took up the challenge after he was nominated by Riteish Deshmukh. 

He got all the contestants of the show to help him carry it out. Later, he nominated his wife Twinkle Khanna, Salman Khan, Johnny Lever and producer Ashiwni Yardi.


Image: Akshay Kumar
Video: Akshay Kumar/Facebook

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Sophie Choudry

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Sophie Choudry, who is currently in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7, carries out the challenge.


Image: Sophie Choudry
Video: Sophie Choudry/Twitter

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Pulkit Samrat

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Fukrey actor Pulkit Samrat's nomination list includes Sonam Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Richa Chadda, Ali Fazal and Polish actor Thomas Karolak.


Image: Pulkit Samrat


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Raj Kundra

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Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra successfully completed the challenge. He had been nominated by Bipasha Basu.


Image: Raj Kundra
Video: Raj Kundra/Twitter

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