B-Town Buzz: Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh pledge to give 'the gift of life'

To mark Doctor's Day on Wednesday, Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh pledged to donate their organs. "We had been thinking about it for long. There is no better gift than the gift of life," said the couple. They thanked obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Nozer Sherier for inspiring them.

There is no greater gift to someone than ‘The Gift Of Life’. @genelia & me have pledged to donate our organs. We urge you all to join this great cause and be part of ‘The Life AfterLife’. pic.twitter.com/dq4flMSxT6

— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 1, 2020

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday lauded Bollywood star couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh after they took a pledge to donate their organs as the country observes Doctor's Day. Riteish and Genelia took to Twitter to reply to the minister:

Sir, we will always be there- both @geneliad and me are dedicated to this cause - #OrganDonation - #LifeAfterlife @drharshvardhan https://t.co/ocgyAnBfK6

— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 1, 2020 On the set

Aftab Shivdasani has begun shooting for the web series, Poison 2, at a Mira Road studio. As normalcy returns post lifting of restrictions and shootings resume, the makers of the thriller have taken the required precautionary measures. The first season, which released last year, featured Arbaaz Khan and Tanuj Virwani.

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