Not surprisingly, Rajinikanth was criticized heavily by everyone including famed personalities like film-maker Ram Gopal Varma, after reports emerged that the Lingaa star has donated 10 Lakh rupees to help the rain affected victims of Chennai and Tamil Nadu.
Quite naturally, those who criticized Rajinikanth wanted to see much more of his generous side, in this difficult situation the entire state has been put under.
Though it's not been confirmed officially, few reports have claimed that the superstar of Tamil cinema has donated a massive 10 Crore rupees towards the Chief Minister Public Relief Fund, without making much of a fuss.
It is said that the donation, which was allegedly given by Latha Rajinikanth to the CM J Jayalalithaa, is intended to fund the medical expenses of pregnant women across the state, who are finding it difficult to get the much needed medical attention because of the flood.
It is to be noted that Rajinikanth's donation of 10 Lakhs was made public, however, there is no concrete proof suggesting the actor's endowment of 10 Crore rupees. A genuine chivalrous move by the superstar perhaps?
Meanwhile, the Enthiran star has requested his fans not to celebrate his birthday but instead help the city get back on its feet. Fans are expected to oblige and take part in the relief and rescue activities even on their favourite star's birthday, which falls on December 12th.
Also, the team of Enthiran 2 has decided to put off the 'pooja', marking the commencement of the project, which was initially planned on a grand scale, according to a report.
Moving on, donations seem to be pouring in from all quarters. Earlier, we had informed you how actors from Tamil and Telugu film industries showcased their generosity by donating towards the relief fund, now Hindi actor Shahrukh Khan has donated handsomely as well.
Continue to read the story in the slides below:
Shahrukh Khan Donates 1 Crore Rupees
Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment and Team Dilwale (an upcoming Hindi movie) have donated 1 Crore rupees towards the Chief Minister Public Relief Fund. They also released a statement appreciating the massive effort undertaken by the government and everyone in Chennai.
AR Rahman Donates 25 Lakhs
Music director AR Rahman has donated 25 Lakh rupees towards the CM Relief Fund, in an attempt to help the rain affected victims. The Mozart of Madras tweeted, "Oh god, please keep my Chennai and its people safe from the floods."
Hansika too, joined the long list of donors who are contributing towards the betterment of the state. It is said that the Aranmanai actress donated 15 Lakh rupees and is the first among a host of actresses to do so.
Sri Divya Donates 10 Lakhs
After Hansika's kind gesture, it is said that the Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam actress Sri Divya made a contribution of her own by donating 10 Lakh rupees.
Kannada star Upendra, who was seen in Vishal's Satyam has donated 20 Lakh rupees, according to a report. It is indeed a kind gesture by the actor, who also featured in the Kannada-Tamil bilingual, H2O along with Prabhudeva.
Tara Pitches In
Actress and politician Tara, who was last seen in Suriya and Kajal Aggarwal starrer Maattrraan, has contributed by donating 1 Lakh rupees towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Vijay's Big Plans
As reported earlier, Ilayathalapathy Vijay is reportedly planning to donate a massive 5 Crore rupees. Official word on this is awaited from sources close to the actor.
Ajith Donates 1 Crore Sans Publicity?
It is also speculated that Thala Ajith has made a silent contribution of 1 Crore rupees towards the CM Relief Fund. Many other celebrities too, are doing their best to help the rain affected victims.