Press Trust of India
December 28, 2012 14:47 IST
( Los Angeles)
Vivek had adopted a village in Tamil Nadu named Thevanapattinam in 2004.
Hollywood actress Naomi Watts has written an appreciation letter to Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi for his contribution towards rehabilitating Tsunami hit
families in Indian sub-continent.
Vivek had adopted a village in Tamil Nadu named Thevanapattinam in 2004. Watts, who portrays the role of a Tsunami survivor in her latest film The Impossible, was
deeply moved when she heard about Vivek's involvement in
providing welfare for these families.
In the letter, Watts wrote, "Words really fail to express
how touched I am to see the work you have done for the
rehabilitation of the Tsunami-hit families in Thevanapattinam,
Tamil Nadu. It takes a lot of courage and immense devotion to
be able to take up such a responsibility on one's shoulders.
"As a celebrity it is important for us to realize that we
can act as catalysts for change but unfortunately few take any
real measures. Your effort to bridge this gap deserves
appreciation from all quarters," Watts said.
The 44-year-old actress, whose latest film The
Impossible, is based on true incidents, says she came close
to the pain of the disaster victims while working on the film.
"While filming some of the scenes of The Impossible, I
came close to realizing the unimaginable grief and pain the
families must have gone through in December 2004 when the
Tsunami hit their shores. I shudder to think about the void it
must have created in the lives of people who faced personal
"I salute you on behalf of the entire team of The
Impossible for adopting Thevanapattinam and providing relief
work to the Tsunami victims. May your unremitting endeavour in
the service of humankind go on with undiminished vigour," she
Watts has received a Golden Globe nomination for her role
in The Impossible. The film will hit theatres in India on
January 4 next year.