Popular Kannada actor, Yash, who garnered pan-India stardom with KGF, has announced a donation of Rs 5,000 each to all the 3,000 cine workers who are affiliated with the 21 crafts of the Kannada film industry. The donation is Rs 1.5 crore, which will bring relief to the cine workers in the tough time of coronavirus pandemic. Announcing the donation, Yash shared an emotional note, which reads, “Covid 19 has proved to be an invisible enemy that has dismantled the livelihoods of innumerable people across our country. Our own Kannada Film Fraternity has been badly affected as well. In light of the grave times we live in, to each of the 3000 odd members which include all the 21 departments of our film fraternity, I will be donating from my earnings, a sum of ₹5000 to their personal accounts. While I am very well aware that this may not serve as a solution to the loss and the pains caused by the situation we are in, it's a ray of hope, since it's HOPE that is the certainty of faith, Faith of better times."
Earlier Kannada actors like Shivarajkumar, Darshan, Puneeth Rajkumar, Upendra, Sudeep and Duniya Vijay have donated to the needy people along with actress Ragini Dwivedi, Harshika Poonacha and Pranitha Subhash.
On the professional front, Yash will be next seen in KGF 2. Talking about the film, it is directed by Prashanth Neel and also features Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Anant Nag and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles. It is produced by Vijay Kiragandur and Karthik Gowda under the banner of Hombale Films. The action-thriller is the most expensive Kannada film with the budget of Rs 100 crore. Actress Raveena Tandon, who plays the character of a politician in the film, recently revealed details about her character and said, “I am playing a politician, a strong character. She is the hero as well as the villain of the film, with a very interesting story arc.” The Hindi version of the film is presented by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's production banner Excel Entertainment. In a recent statement, Rocky Bhai aka Yash said, “KGF 2 is going to be massive. If you’ve seen KGF 1, you’ll have an idea of what kind of movie it is—KGF 2 will be five-folds of KGF 1!”
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