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

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

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

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



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

Bipasha Basu

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Bipasha Basu

 

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

Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi Sinha



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

Riteish Deshmukh

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Riteish Deshmukh



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!).

Abhishek Bachchan

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Abhishek Bachchan



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.

Daler Mehndi

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Daler Mehndi



And here's bhangra king Daler Mehndi.

Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar

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.

Sophie Choudry

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Sophie Choudry

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

Pulkit Samrat

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Pulkit Samrat

 

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

Raj Kundra

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Raj Kundra

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