Southern film actors donate for cyclone-hit victims



Popular Tamil actors such as Suriya, Vishal Krishna Reddy and Kajal Agarwal as well as Telugu stars Chiranjeevi, Rana Daggubati and Nandamuri Balakrishna Wednesday announced donations to the Chief Minister's relief fund for the victims of cyclone Hudhud, which struck Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.

A file photo of Telugu superstar Chiranjeev who would donate Rs. 50 lakh (Photo: Indian Photo Agency)

Actor Suriya donated Rs.50 lakh on behalf of his entire family. While the "Singam" star has himself donated Rs.25 lakh, his brother Karthi and cousin K.E. Gnanavel Raja donated the rest of the remaining Rs.25 lakh together.

Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who is currently busy with the promotions of his forthcoming Tamil release "Poojai", contributed Rs.15 lakh for relief work and actress Kajal Aggarwal announced a donation of Rs.500,000.

Actor-politician Chiranjeevi announced Rs.50 lakh and his counterpart Nandamuri Balakrishna said he will donate Rs.30 lakh.

Balakrishna will also give away 20 tonnes of rice and medicines.

Actor Rana Daggubati, who belongs to one of the popular production families in Telugu cinema, said they will chip in Rs.50 lakh as their donation.

Akkineni Nagarjuna announced Rs.20 lakh as his contribution, while Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Sunil Varma have donated Rs.10 lakh and Rs.5 lakh, respectively. - IANS