The star of newly released and hit movie Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani spent four hours along with sick children in hospital while entertaining them. Some or the sick children were terminally ill with cancer. He went to the bed of each of the patients and read some stories from Jungle Book, told jokes, dance and entertained until everyone was smiling there.
Rahul Verma of the NGO Uday Foundation, which holds story-telling sessions for children in various hospitals across Delhi, was surprised when Ranbir volunteered to do the same for them in Mumbai. “His mother told him to be part of it, so Ranbir came and spent time with the children. Since there were around 300 children, we made groups of 15 each and Ranbir stood among them and posed for pictures too,” told Rahul.
Lyricist Jaideep Sahni also sang and played the guitar for the children there. “Ekta Kapoor sent chocolates because she didn’t have the heart to face these children. Even Aditya Thackeray sent crayons and colour books for them. Imtiaz Ali, too, wanted to be part of it, but he had to attend his own kid’s school function,” as Rahul told.