‘With great power comes great responsibility’ is an old saying we always hear. Being a celebrity, people are always watching your steps in making you their idol and following you constantly. Be it to inspire or the capability to extend your hand in doing a good deed, you need to have a heart broad enough to venture into humanitarian acts. One of the primary objectives of International Men’s Day is – highlighting positive male role models. The broader and ultimate aim of this day is to promote basic humanitarian values.
Many of our stars have constantly been into such humanitarian acts proving that they are not only heroes on screen but off screen as well. Check out the role models who have done their little bit.
Telugu actors who are as inspiring off-screen as they are on screen.
No, we are not talking about his Blood Bank, which genuinely did help a lot of people. But, Chiru has come to rescue and been on the humanitarian works right from the 1980’s. When the state was witnessing farmer’s suicide, Chiru aided their families at a movie’s 100 days function. Apart from that, he also aided the heart transplantation of a Pakistani girl during the YSR regime.
Mahesh Babu is not only a superstar but also a philanthropist through various social activities.
On the success of Srimanthudu, minister KTR congratulated him and requested to adopt a village. On a humble request, Mahesh adopted Siddapuram village in Mahbubnagar district. Before this, he adopted his native village Burripalem in Guntur district from Andhra Pradesh.
And also Mahesh recently released a video about a #GiftAHelmet challenge to beloved Telugu girls on occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Where he requested every sister should gift a helmet to their brothers on Raksha Bandhan. Moto of this video is about how small careless thing (not wearing a helmet) affects a whole family.
An actor who is well known to his fans for participating in social movements came forward during calamities offering his share of help through cheques etc. The best example is given by Pavula Shyamala in the above video, where PK called her close and enquired her account number and immediately transferred a lakh for her medical purposes and she is ever grateful to the Power Star.
Tarak too contributed many times towards calamities the state faced. But, what many of us don’t know has he also aided one his staff’s medical requirement and also supports educational expenses of the kids of his staff.
Following his peers, Prabhas too went his way out to aid an old age home by donating Rs. 5 lakh. This recent development from his side where a cheque signed by Prabhas himself was doing the rounds on social media.
Nagarjuna, with his wife Amala, is the co-founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a registered society recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India, which supports the welfare of Animals.
We are sure there are many other inspirational role models around us. Let’s take inspiration from them and be a part of the society helping each other.
Vijay Deverakonda, the man of overnight sensation was all in praise for his 25 lakhs cheque to CMRF, through auctioning his first Filmfare award which he won. He met IT Minister KT Rama Rao at his camp office and donated the auctioned amount through cheque.
Recently, Minister KTR tweeted that actor Subbaraju came all in sudden towards him in a family function and offered a cheque contributing to Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Allu Arjun, who always entertain audience and fans with his terrific dance and acting on onscreen. Not only acting and he did though provoking short film ‘I Am That Change’. This video is directed by director Sukumar, which conveys a strong message about ‘Performing ones duty is a form of Patriotism, Change begins with us, I am that change. Be that change’.