Actor Siddharth, who visited the Cuddalore district to offer help, has confirmed that the place is far from drowning, as claimed by many on social media.
It was earlier alleged that Cuddalore is the worst hit area in the whole of Tamil Nadu and that people living there are left unattended.
"We went to 15 villages. Many of these were described as drowning, starving, and unserviced on social media. Not true. Do not comment on Cuddalore from outside. There are places that are struggling. Do not confuse relief work. Be concerned. Not dramatic," Siddharth wrote on his social media page.
He also requested volunteers to help Cuddalore by sending blankets and mosquito coils.
"Send bedding, blankets, and mosquito coil. Send smaller trucks that can go on kuchha roads and identify groups that are addressing the hard to reach hamlets. Prioritize small villages away from main road and do not use relief labels or banners on trucks as they will be attacked," he said.
The actor is also vigorously working on getting Cuddalore back on its feet. He said, "I said cuddalore needs help. It's just not the disaster zone people are making it out to be. We have an action plan for Cuddalore. Let's be sensible, efficient and realistic about how to help the people of #Cuddalore".