The Airlift actor decides to do his bit for those who have been badly hit by nature's fury...
After the huge disaster caused by rains in Chennai recently, many celebrities have been extending help to those in need. While Shah Rukh Khan donated Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund, it is now the turn of actor Akshay Kumar to pitch in. Akshay has joined the list of contributors by giving Rs 1 crore towards the flood relief activities in Chennai.
After seeing the shocking visuals of rain-affected Chennai, Akshay reportedly wanted to help the people and called director Priyadarshan asking how he could donate. Director Priyadarshan then asked him to contact Suhasini Maniratnam, who has been involved in flood relief work.
As per Suhasini's suggestion, he donated Rs 1 Crore to the Bhoomika Trust who has been working on food preparation and distribution in Chennai right from the day the disaster struck i.e. December 3. Director Jayendra who is the Managing Trustee of Bhoomika Trust, received the cheque.
The actor had also tweeted about the Chennai floods when the tragedy struck. Akshay Kumar is currently acting in the Hindi remake of Kaththi, which is being directed by ace director AR Murugadoss. He had taken to Twitter before to express his views on the situation saying, "Heartbreaking to hear about the #ChennaiFloods wreaking havoc...hoping tomorrow is a bright and sunny day. Prayers with all those affected." Guess he wanted to make a difference too like everyone else which will definitely aide the city recover from the natural calamity. This is what the actor tweeted,
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