South Indian actor Ajith Kumar has made donation of 50 lakhs to Tamil Nadu CM’s Relief fund, and 50 lakhs to PM-CARES to fight coronavirus pandemic. In addition to it he donated 25 lakhs to FESFI workers for their livelihood.
Ajith Kumar made his donation to the state and central relief funds of the government on tuesday to fight against the COVID-19 battle.
He made a donation of 50 lakhs to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s relief find, and 50 lakh to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES).
Along with that he also donated 25 lakhs to Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI).
He is one of the first actors to make donations to the government as a relief fund for COVID-19.
As per the reports, the state’s opposition party DMK has also made a contribution of one crore to Tamil Nadu CM’s relief fund.
Kanikozhi, the MP of DMK party from Thoothukudi has donated one crore from her MP’s Local Area Development (MPLADS) funds.
The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarila Purohit has donated one crore to CM’s relief fund and one crore to PM-CARES fund.
On 23 March, the president of FEFSI R.K Selvamani made open call for contributions and donations for the daily wage workers and employees, to help a mean of their livelihood. South Indian actor Rajnikant donated an amount of 50 lakhs to FEFSI amid lockdown.
South Indian actor Sivakumar, Karthi and Surya together made a contribution of 10 lakhs. Also actors Vijay Sethupathi and Sivakarthikeyan contributed 10 lakhs together.
In South Indian states like Kerala and Karnataka, people’s donations are much prior for CM’s relief fund than to PM-CARES. This is because the state government immediately implements the scheme and agencies for help.
Ajith Kumar is currently working with director H Vinoth for the movie Valimai. Bollywood actress Human Qureshi is the leading actress in this movie. This movie is rumoured to be an action thriller.
Valimai will feature Ajith and Boney Kapoor together for the second time on screen. A major part of the movie was scheduled to shoot in Spain, however due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 it has been temporarily cancelled.