Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is the latest to donate to the Corona Crisis Charity, a fundraiser initiated by Megastar Chiranjeevi to help the daily wage workers in the Telugu Film Industry. She has chipped in 3 lakhs on Saturday evening to the charitable trust of the Megastar.
#Tamannaah Donates Rs. 3Laksh To #CoronaCrisisCharity 👍🏻 👏🏻 👌🏻#coronavirusindia #corona #COVID19outbreak #COVID19 #lockdown #lockdownindia #StayAtHomeSaveLives@tamannaahspeaks
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— Kollywood Talk (@KollywoodTalk) April 20, 2020
Apart from this, the Action star has also tied up with the startup Letsallhelp.org to help provide food and essentials to the multitude of people in slums, shelters and old age homes across Mumbai.
“The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of lives in unimaginable ways. The nationwide lockdown and social distancing is perhaps the best way to combat the crisis until an effective medical solution is discovered. However, it could take weeks or maybe even months till normalcy is restored. While we are all worried about our livelihood, we should spare a thought for the thousands of daily wage and migrant workers who have lost their means of livelihood and may not be able to sustain themselves and their families for such a prolonged period. The team at Letsallhelp.org and I have taken a pledge that no one sleeps hungry during the lockdown and we urge everyone to unite as one human race and donate generously,” said Tamannaah in a statement.
The actress has also been emphasising on the need to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on her social media. She had recently put out a video of the same where she is seen speaking in Tamil fluently.
— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) April 4, 2020
A few days back, Kajal Aggarwal had also contributed 2 lakhs to the fund while also contributing to other funds – The Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI), the PM-Cares Fund and the Maharashtra CM Fund, amounting to a total donation of 6 lakhs.
The actress has also provided grains and food to people in her neighbourhood, and is also helping PeTA in feeding and adopting stray animals.
#KajalAggarwal Donates 2 lacs to FEFSI, 2 lacs to corona crisis charity for Telugu industry, 1 lak to PM cares fund, 1 lak to Maharashtra CM fund. Apart from this food & grains in her area in Mumbai and helping PETA for feeding & adopting stay animals@MsKajalAggarwal @teamaimpr pic.twitter.com/r5KW53fYW1
— Team Aim (@teamaimpr) April 16, 2020
Apart from the lead actresses, several others from the Telugu industry have come forward and donated to the fund which includes actors Junior NTR (25 lakhs), Nagarjuna (1 crore), Naga Chaitanya (25 lakhs), Varun Tej (20 lakhs), Ravi Teja (20 lakhs), Sharwanand (10 lakhs), production houses Sri Venkateswara Creations (10 lakhs), UV Creations (10 lakhs), actors Lavanya Tripathi (1 lakh), Sai Dharam Tej (10 lakhs), Prabhas (50 lakhs), Nani (30 lakhs), Allu Arjun (20 lakhs), Vennela Kishore (2 lakhs), Nandamuri Balakrishna (25 lakhs), producer Ramoji Rao (lakhs) and several others from the Telugu film fraternity.
for your compassion for the Film workers.#CoronaCrisisCharity
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) March 30, 2020
The Sye Raa star’s daughter-in-law Upasana Kamineni has ensured that medicine is sold free of cost to all verified Tollywood daily wage workers across all Apollo pharmacies. She is the Vice-Chairman of the Apollo Hospitals Group.
My dear D-I-L @upasanakonidela Thank you for coming forward to provide free medicines to all the daily wage workers verified by #CCC at all the @ApolloPharmacy stores. You are a wonderful soul #CoronaCrisisCharity
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) April 5, 2020
Chiranjeevi who recently joined Twitter has made his contribution of 1 crore and has constantly been creating awareness about the virus and ways to tackle it on his social media. He has also been posting pictures and videos of his staff providing workers with food and essentials while also thanking the frontliners for their unparalleled contribution.
Recently, the actor had also donated blood along with actors Srikanth Meka and Roshan Meka and urged others to do so too.
During this #CoronaCrisis period, there is a huge dearth of life saving blood. I appeal to ALL to come forward and donate blood to help those in need of blood. You may visit your nearest blood bank or call them so they will guide you on the procedure to donate blood at this time pic.twitter.com/E1AGwdZBCf
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) April 19, 2020
According to a tweet by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, the CCC fund has collected over 8 crores as on Friday. Amitabh had also thanked the contributors and staff working tirelessly behind the Corona Crisis Charity in his tweet.
The tweet read, “T 3504 – I understand #CoronaCrisisCharity was set up with @KChirutweets (chiranjeevi) as chairman to aid the daily wage film workers in Telugu States. Over Rs.8 Cr has been collected through contributions from several celebrities, actors & good samaritans. #CCC is using the contributions to door deliver essential supplies and food to nearly 12000 daily wage workers & their families for a month or longer if necessary. I congratulate all the contributors and the entire team of #CoronaCrisisCharity involved in this humanitarian mission. Keep up the amazing work!”
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 17, 2020