Accepting the shawl, Bala had apparently thanked them with an additional note, “This shawl would have been useful if it was donated to a roadside beggar." In all likelihood, actor-filmmaker-screenwriter S.V. Shekar has come up with the same gesture. Recently, during a film event Shekar openly mentioned that providing such shawls to the poor and needy would be benefited to a greater magnitude.
It"s worth mentioning that around 300-450 shawls are being presented to the chief guests of the film events in a month.