Chennai is flaunting its might with residents helping each other and celebrities taking up on them, the responsibilty of providing their fellow citizens with food and shelter even as continuous rain is battering the city and other parts of Tamil Nadu.
If in case you are reading this from some other part of the world, you might not be aware of the actual situation in Chennai, for not just common man but even some of the influential celebrities are under water, battling hard to survive.
Actor Siddharth had tweeted along with a picture of his flooded house, "House flooded. Moving to the terrace. God save Tamil Nadu. Bathrooms submerged. Water coming out of the drains. I am an affluent actor. This is my house. Imagine rest of TN."
Kalaiyarasan of Madras fame sought help by posting,"I am in Jaferkhanpet.. Almost under water.. #staystrong. Any helpline number or boat numbers .. Need to come out of this place .. Water rising ..Jaferkhanpet.. Ragava reddy colony."
Amidst such a difficult situation, all these film stars are trying their best to help their fellow residents.
While Siddharth and RJ Balaji have taken up the responsibilty of serving food and water to those who are in need, many celebrities including famed theatre owners have kept their properties open in an attempt to accommodate homeless residents of Chennai.
Apart from lending their hands of support, many other celebrities have taken to various social media sites to express their support and prayers to the people of Tamil Nadu.
AR Rahman had tweeted, "Oh god, please keep my Chennai and its people safe from the floods".
Hindi actor Akshay Kumar had posted, "Heartbreaking to hear about the #ChennaiFloods wreaking havoc...hoping tomorrow is a bright and sunny day. Prayers with all those affected."
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia wrote, "It's heartbreaking to see the state of chennai city due to the floods #ChennaiFloods , hope all gets well soon !!!".
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Dhanush does his bit, he wrote, "Have stocked up 600 biscuit packets and 400 rusk packets. Unable to reach it to people.@RJ_Balaji @Chinmayi @galattadotcom help me out".
Suriya said, "Feeling helpless for not being able to reach out to you all in this hour of need. I'm stuck outside the country, desperate to get back!! It's both heartbreaking and heartwarming to see so many survival stories on my TL. Hope you all are safe and have all the helpline nos."
Vishal's tweet explains how bad the situation really is, he wrote, "V need to supply more water packets along wit food. Rajkiran sir and Vignesh am very sorry. Tryin my best to evacuate u but situation v bad".
Khushboo wrote on her Twitter page, "Can someone send help 2 raman st, t.nagar ? many stranded with water inside their homes. . same at Anna nagar. ."
Radikaa Sarathkumar posted, "The water at Omega school hostel has risen up to the first floor. Students have to be evacuated. If anyone in and around Kolapakkam".
Gautham Karthik wrote, "Does anybody have food and water that needs to be picked up. Please let us know. #ChennaiFloods #ChennaiRains #chennaivolunteer. Urgent need of rescue. 2 adults and 2 kids. Contact no 9962412376. Need to be picked from venkateshwara street".
Actress Suza Kumar posted, "#chennai getting darker no electricity, signal all way blocked! Other than the ppl out for help, others plz remain home safe #ChennaiRainsHelp. Apollo hospital s ready to give medicines n stuff for free home delivery contact below . Note it !"
Anand Shankar, who will be directly Vikram and Nayantara shortly wrote, "is anyone stranded in adyar/besant nagar and not able to go home for the night? please connect me to them. #ChennaiRainsHelp".
Amy Jackson, who is awaiting the release of Udhayanidhi Stalin's Gethu and Dhanush's Thanga Magan wrote on her Twitter page, "Sending all my love and prayers to everyone in Chennai battling the floods. Please stay safe!"
Music director Ghibran, who is about to commence work for his third straight Telugu project posted, "Situation very bad coz of Rain/Flood. Just got cellphone signal in mount road ! Please pray for us. #Godsavechennai".