"After seeing the shocking visuals of rain affected Chennai, Akshay Kumar wanted to help the people and in this regard he called director Priyadarshan, who in turn directed him to contact Suhasini Maniratnam," read a statement
"The shooting had to be called off due to the rains. Furthermore, Suriya sir was stuck in Indonesia last week as he couldn't return to the city because of the bad weather. Everybody is busy volunteering, including Suriya sir, whose house here was inundated with knee-deep water. This may take a few weeks or even months"
"As Tamil Nadu limps back to normalcy after being struck by the worst rains in over a century, Rajinikanth has requested his fans to join hands and help the rain savaged people in relief work," a source close to the actor told IANS. Rajinikanth, who is currently shooting for Kabali, plays a gangster in the Tamil film
Leading actors of Telugu cinema on December 2 announced contribution for relief in flood-affected Tamil Nadu. Allu Arjun posted on Twitter: "I would like to donate 25 lakhs to Chennai Flood relief!" Actors Junior NTR and Mahesh Babu have pledged Rs 10 lakhs each