Kerala Floods: SRK, Akshay, Amitabh Lead the Way as Bollywood Chips in With Donations
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Dulquer Salmaan and Jacqueline Fernandez have contributed towards relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala. They have also urged others to donate.
A man rescues a drowning man from a flooded area after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi, India August 16, 2018. (Image: Reuters)
"The devastation caused by incessant rain in Kerala is frightening. Hundreds and thousands of our sisters and brothers are in deep anguish! We must do all we can to contribute as much as we can towards the needs of the people of Kerala. I have. You must too," Amitabh tweeted.
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T 2904 - The devastation caused by incessant rain in Kerala is frightening !I have .. you must too ..🙏
Hundreds and thousands of our sisters and brothers are in deep anguish ! We must do all we can to contribute as much as we can towards the needs of the people of Kerala ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2018
The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370. Shah Rukh's Meer Foundation has donated Rs 21 lakh to a relief group working amongst flood victims.
Let's all come together and stand with our fellow citizens. You can help the people of Kerala by using this link #KeralaFloods #StandWithKeralahttps://t.co/gnbPFtKrnz — Meer Foundation (@MeerFoundation) August 18, 2018
Jacqueline committed to donate Rs 5 lakh to NGO Habitat for Humanity India's Kerala Flood Relief Programme. She said in a statement: "I am deeply pained to see the devastation caused by the floods in Kerala. My heart goes out to the people in need and in order to help them, I have decided to donate to Habitat for Humanity India. I am happy that they have undertaken their disaster response work in Kerala. I appeal to all my friends, fans and peers from the film industry to come and support our flood relief work for the people of Kerala."
Kerala is on red alert and Habitat for Humanity India is helping those who are stranded! I urge everyone to help those in need..
Donate now: https://t.co/cEKoD9BFOa
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) August 18, 2018
Filmmaker Priyadarshan has already handed over his and actor Akshay Kumar's cheque to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. "Let's together build back Kerala back to its glory again. No politics, no religion only humanity. Let's stand together to save Kerala," he tweeted.
Handed over mine and @akshaykumar s Cheque to Kerala Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund . Let’s together build back Kerala back to its glory again. No politics No religion only humanity .Lets stand together to save Kerala #KerelaFloods pic.twitter.com/XchEFEHlsQ — priyadarshan (@priyadarshandir) August 18, 2018
Actress Chitrangda Singh has also urged people to "join hands and hearts" and "help our countrymen. Stand for Kerala".
— Chitrangda Singh (@IChitrangda) August 19, 2018
Oscar winner Resul Pookutty has thanked all the celebrities like Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt who have contributed to the cause.
Benevolence and kindness in this grave hour of need has no word for thanking, but for sincere gratitude, love and affection. @SrBachchan and @juniorbachchan the people of Kerala consider you one of their own, and your hand of help is deeply appreciated.Respect 🙏🙏🙏 — resul pookutty (@resulp) August 19, 2018
(With IANS inputs)
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