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Stars unite to help Kerala

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SASHIDHAR ADIVI
Published Aug 13, 2018, 12:14 am IST
Updated Aug 13, 2018, 12:14 am IST
Several other Malayalam actors, including Mohanlal, Mammootty, etc., have appealed to their fans to pitch in. 
Kamal Haasan
 Kamal Haasan

The monsoon has unleashed its fury on Kerala, many areas of which are experiencing floods. The unprecedented disaster had Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appealing to people to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of those affected. His call hasn’t gone unheard with many celebrities responding positively. 

Actor Vijay Deverakonda has donated Rs 5 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. He went one step further in asking his fans to lend a helping hand too.  “And now I hear Kerala is reeling under floods and situation is quite bad! Kerala was my first holiday destination and has given me a lot of love for my work, I've met a lot of people from there who are some of the nicest people I know, I don’t know how to reach out personally. Rowdies, let’s all pitch in small amounts and we may make a huge change to someone like us in Kerala. Here, I'll start us off with Rs 5,00,000  #KeralaFloodRelief. (sic),” he tweeted.

 

Actor Kamal Haasan too rose to the occasion by contributing Rs 25 lakh. Even though he hasn’t made any announcement in this regard, the Chief Minister’s official Facebook page confirmed the news.

Kollywood actors Suriya and Karthi followed suit and announced they would donate Rs 25 lakh, while The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) has donated Rs 10 lakh.

Several other Malayalam actors, including Mohanlal, Mammootty, etc., have appealed to their fans to pitch in. 

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