What should Telugu Heroes Learn from Tamil Heroes?
Right from superstar Rajinikanth to a small one, all Tamil heroes possess a good quality of helping the needy. All heroes in Kollywood take part in some social service or the other. Superstar Rajinikanth spends half of his earnings for charity. Though Kamal Haasan does not have so much wealth, he coducts programmes through his fans. Vijayakanth also donates lot of money. Through Agaram Foundation, Suriya is educating 1300 children. Raghava Lawrence is kind hearted and has helped nearly 125 children suffering from heart problems by funding for their surgeries. Hero Vishal is also active when it comes to charity. Vishal and Karthi are planning a commercial complex that will earn Rs.50 lakhs rent per month in order to aid poor technicians. For this, they are going to do a film with Suriya and the actor announced to do the film without charging remuneration. Seeing them do all this, it makes one feel if they are born to serve people.
Now, coming to Tollywood heroes…Way back, superstar Krishna was seen donating money. NTR, after his wife died of cancer, established a trust to fund building of Cancer hospital. However, there are no signs of his children donating to it in order to continue. Though Chiranjeevi established blood bank, what his fans donated is much more than what he donated to it. Tamilian Rajasekhar was seen donating when he had good amount of money. Coming to Akkineni family, they do not reveal if they donate for charity. However, we do not know if they maintain low profile regarding their donations. Government spends on Blue Cross run by Amala Akkineni. Murali Mohan is known to aid education of poor children. There are no big donator among young heroes. Only when there is a calamity, they donate Rs. 10 to 20 lakhs but in general, they are not seen taking part in social activites or charity. Mahesh Babu adopted two backward villages. One of these has already been developed (with Krishna ‘s intervention). The actor does not seem to care much about the second one. Some heroes like Rana and Allu Arjun are showing interest in social service but there is no strong step taken so far regarding it.