Suriya allocates 2.5 crores to help students of front-line workers family

Suriya announced to spend Rs 2.5 crore from the profit of Soorarai Pottru to support the education of the corona warriors
Couple of weeks ago actor Suriya announced to release 'Soorarai Pottru' directly on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

Along with the announcement he said he will donate 5 crore from the profit of the movie to those in the frontline fighting COVID-19, for the benefit of those in the industry, and the general public through his Agaram foundation.

Few days ago, Suriya donated 1.5 crores to FEFSI (Film Employees Federation of South India) workers and other film bodies, who lost their livelihood due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sivakumar, on behalf of Suriya, met FEFSI president RK Selvamani and Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council head Kalaipuli S Thanu at Bharathiraja Film institute and handed over the cheque.

A sum of Rs 1 crore was donated to FEFSI, Rs 30 lakh to Tamil Film Producers Council and Rs 20 lakh to Nadigar Sangam.

Now the actor announced to spend 2.5 crores for helping education of students belonging to families of public, doctors, nurses and medical workers who helped people with Coronavirus, besides police, media, sanitation and crematorium workers.

The actor, in a statement, said, “We had announced that Rs 5 crore from the business that Soorarai Pottru generates will be used for the welfare of public, film industry peoples and corona warriors. Now, we have decided to use Rs 2.5 crore to support the education of the corona warriors who have selflessly worked to help those in need during these tough times, like doctors and other medical professionals, sanitization workers, those working in the graveyards, journalists, among others. Another Rs 1 crore will be used to help the educational needs of families of film industry people who are not part of any of the unions, like distributors, mediators, representatives, PROs, and my welfare association members. This will be done with the help of Agaram, which works towards making education accessible to all.” The actor also attached the form to claim the fund by eligible candidates.

Suriya's decision to release the film 'Soorarai Pottru' on OTT, has irked a few directors and producers as well. Recently, director Hari, penned a letter to Suriya requesting him to reconsider his decision of releasing his film on OTT.


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