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The heavy downpour in Kerala caused havoc all across the state and close to 300 people lost their lives and thousands of people were left homeless and living in relief camps. Several celebrities donated money to the relief work and even urged their fans to contribute for a cause. The latest to help is Rohit Shetty and the film-maker has donated Rs 21 lakh towards the Kerala relief fund. The director was in Argentina, with regards to work, and donated the amount as soon as he reached India.
Rohit Shetty has always been lending a helping hand to people since many years now and has been supporting cancer patients and other organisations in the county. He stays in constant touch with several NGOs and helps the less-privileged when required. A source close to the film-maker opened up to Filmfare by saying,
"For a few years now, Rohit has been actively supporting cancer patients and girls' education. His office stays in touch with certain office-bearers from charitable organisations and hospitals who treat the less-privileged. He asks his trusted team to make him aware of how much money is needed to help patients who can't afford treatments. The same holds true for education of children."
The source further commented, "Of course, the latest cause he chose to associate with is the Kerala flood relief work. The filmmaker knew he had to extend his support to those affected in his own way. He did that quietly without letting anyone know."
Also, Bollywood stars such as Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda and several others have donated generously to the Kerala flood relief and it's good to see our very own stars lending a helping hand to the people who are affected. In fact, the Sarbjit actor Randeep Hooda was on the ground in Kerala through the Khalsa Aid foundation and served food to the people in the relief camps.