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Prakash Raj Provides Shelter To Stranded Workers On His Birthday

at Sila Samayangalil Press Meet

Actor-producer Prakash Raj who celebrated his birthday on Thursday, 27 March, has provided shelter for eleven stranded workers from Chennai, Pondicherry, and Khammam as a birthday deed. Owing to the national 21-day lockdown announced because of the Coronavirus pandemic, several daily wage workers have been left in crisis.

The actor had reportedly allocated space for the workers in his farm and spoke to their families and assured their safety. He has also helped them deposit money for their well-being.

A few days back, the actor had donated bags of rice through his Prakash Raj Foundation to the Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI) after they had put out a statement concerning the livelihood of daily wage workers and employees of the South Indian film industries.

Read: Stars Contribute Lakhs After FEFSI’s Statement On Daily Wage Workers

He had also reportedly paid his personal staff and the staff at his house, farm, foundation, and production house their salaries up to the month of May in advance. He has also charted a way to pay at least half of the salaries of the daily wage workers of his upcoming films that have come to a halt in the wake of the global threat.

The Sarileru Neekevvaru actor has also promised to continue to empower more such people and has requested others to help out too. “Time to give back to life, time to stand by one another,” he said.

The actor was last seen in the Kannada comedy-crime film Mayabazar 2016 helmed by debutant Radhakrishna Reddy. He was last seen in Telugu in Anil Ravipudi’s action-comedy Sarileru Neekevvaru and in Tamil in MR Bharathi‘s emotional drama Azhiyatha Kolangal 2. He will next feature in Kannada in Yuvarathnaa, in Tamil in Agni Siragugal and Annaatthe, and in Telugu in Naarappa, AA20 and Vakeel Saab.

Watch the trailer of Mayabazar 2016 here.