The ice bucket challenge has gone viral on social media and has turned into something which is fun to watch but has overshadowed the original concept of making people aware of the ALS disease.

Apparently Indian tennis player Sania Mirza was among the first of celebs to take up the challenge and further nominate her friends Riteish Deshmukh, Mahesh Bhupathi and Yuvraj Singh to take up the challenge.

Thereafter many celebrities have taken up the challenge and have posted their videos online and in turn nominated at least three of their friends or colleagues.

Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha are among the latest entrants in the list. Akshay Kumar who was challenged by Riteish Deshmukh completed the challenge and further nominated wife Twinkle Khanna, Ashvini Yardi, Salman Khan and Johnny Lever.

Sonakshi Sinha however wasn't challenged by anybody, but the actress took the challenge herself and tweeted, "Nobody nominated me. But I still took the challenge. And now I nominate you ALL to do what I just did. If you've already showered, skip the ice water. If you haven’t, go ahead by all means. BUT please Go to to donate.”

Abishek Bachchan who was also nominated by Riteish Deskmukh took the challenge and tweeted, "OK!! #ALSIceBucketChallenge @SrBachchan @iamsrk @Riteishd"

Sidharth Malhotra, the new Bollywood heartthrob also took the challenge thereby nominating Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Suri. "Here it is villain !@Riteishd #ALSIceBucketChallenge n now over to @Varun_dvn @arjunk26 n @mohit11481" he tweeted.

Bipasha Basu, the dusky beauty went on to challenge designer Rocky S and Raj Kundra. "Accepted my best friend suzie's #IceBucketChallenge!i am nominating RockyS and Raj Kundra!" she tweeted.

Ashish Chowdhary, Mandira Bedi, Raj Kundra, Daler Mehndi are other celebs who have accepted the challenge.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States that works for raising funds for patients of a motor neuron disease called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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