Mumbai: Prayers and concern come pouring in through social media from the Hindi film fraternity including Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar for the safety of people in Chennai, which is affected by non-stop torrential rains.
Amitabh wrote in Twitter “Chennai deluged.. !! Prayers for safety and calm soon…So heart warming to see immense voluntary help coming by!!,” to praise the relief work in the state.
Saluting the relief workers, actor-producer Dia Mirza tweeted, “Salute all the people who are helping #Chennai overcome the floods. This humanity needs to shine in development plans.”
Actor Raveena Tandon feels such calamities should be a wake up call for metro cities.
“#chennafloods tragedy should be a wake up call for all our cities. Time we left open spaces, lakes and rivers to breathe.”
Others celebs like Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Dhawan and Farhan are sending their prayers to the victims.
“Thoughts and prayers with the people more severely affected. #ChennaiFloods,” Abhishek posted.
“My heart goes out to all the victims of the #ChennaiFloods. Praying for them and their families,” wrote Varun.
Farhan tweeted, “Thoughts are with all those affected by the deluge in Chennai.”
Actor Parineeti Chopra urged people to help the needy.
“Mumbai went through the same thing a few years ago. It’s time to help someone else. Please help Chennai!”
Jackky Bhagnani said, “#ChennaiFloods Stay Strong Chennai.
Prayers are with you and a special thank you to those on Social Media who’ve been helping in their own way.”
Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, and neighbouring Puducherry, are under the influence of heavy rains, which resulted in the disruption of flight and train movement and left several areas inundated.