In a statement, Thalapathy Vijay requested members of his fan clubs to join the rescue efforts initiated by the government.
Thalapathy Vijay in Leo
Thalapathy Vijay has shared a heartfelt statement on his social media page expressing deep concerns about the prevailing flood situation in Chennai. "Due to the heavy rains of Cyclone Michaung women, children and the elderly are under a lot of distress in Chennai and its suburbs. There are reports that thousands of people suffer without water, food and other basic supplies. There are still many voices on social media asking for help to rescue from the flooded areas," said Vijay.
In the statement, he also requested members of his fan clubs to join the rescue efforts initiated by the government. "At this time, I kindly request all the members of the (Vijay) Makkal Iyakkam to volunteer themselves to the rescue operations carried out by the government to help the people in the affected areas," he added.
In what could be described as a distressing reminder of the 2015 floods, people in Chennai, especially those living in low-lying areas are facing numerous issues, including threats to their health and lives. With extensive water-logging persisting for three days, many individuals find themselves isolated from necessities. The government has established emergency camps throughout the city and employed boat services to evacuate residents from their inundated homes.
Many have complained the current severity of the water logging in the city and the surrounding areas was worse than the flooding of 2015.
The members of the Tamil film fraternity are doing their bit to help the ongoing rescue efforts in terms of donations and volunteering. Tamil actors Suriya and Karthi have already pledged Rs 10 lakh towards the rescue efforts. At the same time, Kamal Haasan has requested the members of his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, to join the rescue efforts.