Baahubali actor Prabhas became the latest Telugu star to donate for the cause of combating against the coronavirus pandemic. The actor on Thursday donated Rs 4 crore for the cause. Of this, Rs 3 crore is being given to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, while Rs 50 lakh each go to the Chief Minister Relief Funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Prabhas recently returned from Georgia, where he was shooting for his upcoming film, tentatively titled Prabhas 20, with Pooja Hegde. Both actors went into self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.
Meanwhile, Allu Arjun has also contributed Rs 1.25 crore for the battle against coronavirus outbreak in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. The actor made the announcement through a video message he shared with a news agency on Friday. "The COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed our everyday lives, but even at times like this people like doctors, nurses, military, policemen and many other sectors have done great contribution to our society," he says in the video. Drawing inspiration from them, he would also like to do his bit."With all humility, I would like to announce Rs 1.25 crore to the people of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala," he says. He also appealed to the public to maintain hygiene and practice isolation.
Earlier in the day, Telugu superstars Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan, Chiranjeevi and Mahesh Babu had also donated to boost the fight against COVID-19. It was Pawan Kalyan who initiated the nobel gesture giving Rs 2 crore for the cause. Soon, his nephew Ram Charan declared a charity of Rs 70 lakh while Ram Charan's father, the veteran superstar of Telugu cinema, Chiranjeevi, gave Rs 1 crore. Young superstar Mahesh Babu also gave a crore for the cause.