Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has donated Rs 1 crore for Chennai flood victims. According to sources, SRK has contributed the sum to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund.
Shah Rukh Khan
In the wake of Chennai floods, South Indian actors like Rana Daggubati, Dhanush, Allari Naresh and Siddharth have also come forward to help the flood victims.
Offering food, medicines, blankets and other necessary amenities to the victims, the actors from southern film industry have also urged their fans to join the initiative called 'Mana Madras Kosam' to help the people hit in floods.
Also, Bollywood celebrities, including Jacqueline Fernandez, Kalki Koechlin, Boman Irani and Abhishek Bachchan, have supported the initiative.
With water receding in most parts of the rain-battered city and its suburbs, the focus is now on clearing the various areas of the waste and muck left behind along with rehabilitation of affected people.
The unprecedented deluge has caused unforeseen havoc and devastation to property, with flooded houses stinking after the water receded. Waste and sludge are deposited in many places such as the worst-affected Kotturpuram.
Train and bus services were slowly returning to normal even as the recently launched Metro Rail continued enjoying good footfall. Airlines also started operating flights from Chennai airport.
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Photos: Deepika Padukone, Sushmita Sen with daughters at Mumbai airport