Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who claims to have the rare B-negative blood group, donated his blood on Thursday in a hospital in Mumbai on the occasion of World Random Act of Kindness Day.

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He also encouraged people to do the same and went on to share how donating blood is beneficial to the donor’s health. Sharing a picture of himself donating blood on his Instagram handle with a victory sign, he wrote, “I was told that my blood group B-negative is a rare type. Hospitals often fall short of it. Pledging to be an insignificant part of the very significant blood banks. Thank you @kokilabenhospital for allowing me to contribute,” and further added, “Thank you, Dr Rajesh Sawant, Dr Raees Ahmed, and Dr Pradnya for the impeccable care and professionalism. P.S: Do you know that donating blood is in fact good for the donor’s health?”

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The post garnered over 1 million likes within a few hours. Film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor Rakesh Roshan reacted to the post, “Proud of you.” One of his fans wrote, “Yes it’s good for donors. Our body generates fresh blood in a few months, which is even better for us.” Another asked, “Will the (recipient) who gets this blood turn into Krish?” Many others reacted to the post with “respect” for the actor. 

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Hrithik Roshan celebrated his 48th birthday last month. His parents Rakesh Roshan and Pinkie Roshan are known for their dedication to fitness.

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On the work front, Hrithik is currently working on his next film, the Vikram Vedha remake, also starring Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. He revealed his first look from the film on his last birthday and shared a picture on Instagram in which he could be seen in a kurta, sporting a scruffy beard and dishevelled hair.