TOP 10 TOLLYWOOD STARS WHO SHOWED THEIR GENEROUS SIDE DURING THE PANDEMIC
The pandemic has taken the world by storm as many people lost their lives and even jobs. People had to migrate to their cities due to the loss of their livelihoods to having almost no beds in the hospital due to the rapid increase in the number of patients. The situation had been chaotic. Everything had shut down, urging people to stay at their homes. The entertainment industry has also shut down as theaters and shooting studios are temporarily closed. From makeup artists to camera persons, stunt doubles, and even actors thrive due to the scarcity of work. Nonetheless, numerous Tollywood celebrities reached ahead and contributed plenty to the nation, whether it is supposed to be providing oxygen cylinders or even helping people financially.
1. PRAKASH RAJ
Megastar Prakash raj, who frequently lifts his voice against social matters, reached ahead by paying his production house’s employees their salaries in advance till May and has urged others to do the same through social media. He had also asked others to reach out to the needy themselves as it’s time to save lives in any way possible. The actor has remarried again to his wife Pony Verma so that their son could witness it.
The Indian actor and former politician with an extraordinary film career of 39 years took to Twitter on March 26, 2020, to disclose his contributions of Rs 1 crore for the daily wage workers within the Telugu movie industry. In May 2021, the actor also notified that he would be giving help to COVID-19 patients who are looking for convalescent plasma donors via his non-profit organization, Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust (CCT). Requesting people that have recovered from the virus to donate plasma, the actor shared the contact information of his trust and added that CCT is going to be ready to provide details and guidance. Adding to his gratuity, he also announced through a video that the CCC (Corona Crisis Charity), which is led by him in association with Apollo 24|7 would provide free vaccinations to cinema workers and Telugu film journalists.
This incredibly talented and sophisticated Telugu star who rose to a different level of fame with his recent hit “Bheeshma” has contributed a sum of Rs 10 lakhs each to the CM relief funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to cope up with the loss during the pandemic.
4. DR. RAJASEKHAR
Veteran actor Rajasekhar, who has served in both Telugu and a few Tamil films, showed up amidst the pandemic to lend a helping hand. The 59-year-old celebrity who is frequently noticed helping through various social sites, and his spouse Jeevitha has stepped forward to deliver vital commodities to the poor artists in the industry.
5. KARTHI AND SURIYA
The extremely popular brother duo entertainers along with their father Sivakumar contributed Rs 10 lakhs to the FEFSI (Film Employees Federation of South India) workers, who have lost their employment due to the pandemic. Additionally, they have also contributed Rs 1 Cr to the Tamilnadu CM relief fund. Karthi’s latest movie Sulthan earned favorable reviews from the critics, whereas Suriya is preparing to release his next Vaadivaasal, which will be out in 2022.
The megastar, whose accomplishments stand uncountable and with his exceptionally down-to-earth personality had met the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamilnadu MK Stalin and has contributed an amount of Rs 50 lakhs to the TNCM public relief fund. He previously appeared on the screen in DARBAR, which came out in 2020.
The lead of the blockbuster movies of this century, BAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING and BAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION, showed up ahead and contributed 50 lakhs each to both the Telugu states. Additionally, he has again contributed a whole sum of Rs 3 crore to the PM’s national relief funds making him the celeb with an outstanding contribution among other South Indian celebrities. His latest film ADIPURUSH is scheduled to be released on 11 August 2022, further featuring Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan.
8. PAWAN KALYAN
Superstar Pawan Kalyan, who is especially recognized for his work in Telugu movies and being the younger brother of actor-politician Chiranjeevi, took to Twitter to notify his massive contribution of 50 lakhs each to the CM relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The 49-year-old has moreover, donated 1 Cr to the PM’s national relief funds for battling the dreadful pandemic.
9. MAHESH BABU
The heartthrob of Tollywood and the younger son of the veteran Telugu entertainer Krishna brought to online social platforms disclosing his gratuity of Rs 1 crore to the CM relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The actor has likewise requested others to reach ahead and support the victims of the pandemic. The recipient of several prestigious awards, the actor has last appeared on the screen in Sarileru Neekevvaru which came out in 2020. The actor brought it to Twitter and has posted the following image
10. ALLU ARJUN
One of the highest-paid actors in India moreover known for his excellent dancing skills and the recipient of 5 Filmfare Awards South, communicated with a video message notifying his contribution of Rs 1.25 Cr to the CM’s relief fund of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala. The Telugu celebrity has further requested the people to obey the covid protocols and has applauded the undertakings and overwhelming endeavor of the medics, cops, and thus the military who are putting in their 100% to protect us. The trendy celebrity will appear in his latest movie Pushpa which is all set to release this Christmas.