The Enlightened One: Sonakshi Auctions Her Piece to Help Migrants

Sonakshi has decided to use her art to contribute to the cause of the country’s migrant workers

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Sonakshi Sinha with her painting. 

Sonakshi Sinha has decided to use her art to contribute to the cause of the country’s migrant workers who are currently stranded and unable to reach their homes due to the coronavirus lockdown. She took to Instagram to showcase one of her pieces, The Enlightened One, for people to bid for it.

“I love drawing faces, so decided to draw the most peaceful one - “The Enlightened One” is up for auction to raise funds for the daily wage earners... if you’d like to make it your own, do bid for it on (link in BIO as well)“, the actor wrote.

The Kalank actor on Friday, 15 May, took to social media to announce that she will be auctioning her art and the proceeds from the same will be used to supply ration kits to daily wage workers. To make the initiative a reality, she has teamed up with Fankind Official. The auction will end on 24 May.

In a video posted on her Instagram, Sonakshi could be heard saying, “What good are we, if we can't do for others. My art is my safe space, my solace. It helps me centre and channelise my thoughts and just brings me so much happiness. Creating art brings a sense of calm and relief to me. And relief is what I want to bring to those for whom this lockdown has been a nightmare, people who have no income and therefore no food to feed themselves or their families, the daily wage earners.”

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Hi everyone! I have teamed up with @FankindOfficial to auction my art, and HELP RAISE FUNDS to provide DAILY WAGE WORKERS with ration kits. All the sketches and canvases that are up for auction have been created by me, over the years, and each piece holds a very special place in my heart. There is something for everyone - digital prints of my work, unique sketches and large canvas paintings. To enter your bid, simply click the link in my bio (, fill in the form & submit your bid. The auction will end on 24th May 2020, and we will ship the artwork to the highest bidder for each piece. With your support, we can make a difference. Let's come together during these testing times.

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