Even as celebrities from various Indian film industries continue to pour in their support and prayers towards the rain affected victims of Chennai and Tamil Nadu, few celebs have decided to shed their star status' by getting themselves to the ground level, in order to help the suffering lot.
While it is a known fact that actors Siddharth and RJ Balaji were involved in the relief work right from the beginning, as reported by us earlier, more prominent celebrities like 'Isaignani' Ilaiyaraaja, Vishal and Karthi have surprised everyone by helping their fellow citizens in person.
The 72-year-old Maestro has reportedly hired a boat to reach out to a group of visually challenged school kids, who were confined to a building sans food and other basic amenities. The famed musician distributed food to all the kids stuck in the building, according to a report.
Vishal, Karthi and Karunas
Actors like Vishal, Karthi and Karunas have cancelled their respective shooting in order to take part in the benevolent act of helping others.
It is said that they have taken up the responsibility of delivering food, water and medicines to the affected victims in and around Chennai and Cuddalore, which is said to be the worst hit area in the whole of Tamil Nadu.
Dhanush, Parthiepan and Mayilsamy
Other celebrities like Dhanush, Parthiepan and Mayilsamy were also seen handing over food and water to the people of Chennai, according to a report.
While earlier, Dhanush had confirmed that his father-in-law Rajinikanth's marriage hall named Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam will be open for those who have lost their houses, actor Mammootty has also come forward to provide shelter to those who are in need of one.
Continue to read the story in the slides below to know more about the contribution of our actors including Mammootty, Ajith and Vijay:
Mammootty has invited people to stay in his Chennai residences. Also, the actor took to his social networking page to offer food and shelter to many in areas like Valasaravakkam, Keezhkattalai, Tambaram, Pallikaranai, Narayanapuram, Pammal, Perumbakkam, Annanagar among many other places.
Archana Kalpathi, the CEO of AGS Cinemas has kept her AGS malls and cinema hall open, in order to accommodate people who have lost their respective houses.
It is said that Thala Ajith has already accommodated more than 180 people in his own house by furnishing all the basic necessities. It is also said that the star actor has donated 1 Crore rupees, contradicting to some of the earlier reports that claimed he had given away 60 Lakh rupees.
Speculations has it that Ilayathalapathy Vijay is planning to pledge a whopping 5 Crore rupees towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Official word on this is awaited from sources close to the actor.
Raghava Lawrence has given away 1 Crore rupees in an attempt to help the rain affected victims. The Muni actor is known for his philanthropic activities with the latest being this generous donation of his.
Yesteryear actor Mohan aka 'Kokila' Mohan reached out to people affected in the Mylapore area and gave away in person, food, biscuits and clothes to more than thousand victims.
Kishore, Sithara & Imman Annachi
Actors Kishore, Sithara & Imman Annachi are also working towards the betterment of Chennai and their fellow residents, according to a report. It is indeed heartening to see so many celebrities coming forward to help the city get back on its leg.