Chennai, Dec 9: After donating Rs 10 lakh, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has reportedly donated Rs 10 crore in the recent floods, that wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu and killed over 400 people. This rumour is being spread on social media.
A source close to the legendary actor on Wednesday, Dec 9, confirmed to OneIndia that the reports of Rajinikanth donating Rs 10 crore is a mere "social media rumour", while adding that "the actor is actively involved in sending relief material to flood-affected areas."
According to some media reports, Rajinikanth first donated Rs 10 lakh but now he announced that he would give Rs 10 crore for massive flood-hit Chennai.
It was also reported that Rajinikanth met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and gave her a cheque of Rs 10 crore towards the CM Relief fund to help people who were severely affected by the Chennai floods.
In the wake of devastation caused by floods in his state, Rajinikanth on Tuesday, Dec 8, called off all his birthday celebrations which were scheduled to take place in the city on Dec 12, the day when the actor would turn 65. [Rajinikanth urges fans to call off birthday celebration plans]
On Dec 1, Rajinikanth had extended his support to the rain-affected victims of Tamil Nadu by donating Rs 10 lakh to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund. The donation was paid through Sri Raghavendra Public Charitable Trust, owned by the actor. [Rajinikanth donates Rs 10 lakh for rain-hit Tamil Nadu]
Rajinikanth's Rs 10 lakh donation drew huge criticism from other celebrities, social media and common people. [Chennai rains: I wonder why Rajinikanth didn't do anything to stop rain?, asks Ram Gopal Varma]
Earlier actor Dhanush, Rajinikanth's son-in-law has donated Rs 5 lakh. Suriya and his brother Karthi have chipped in Rs 25 lakh, while actor Vishal Krishna Reddy has also donated Rs 10 lakh.
Many celebrities have donated to help people in the flood-hit state but it was Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan (SRK) who first impressed all by donating Rs 1 crore. [Shahrukh Khan donates 1 crore for Chennai flood victims]