Actor Siddharth of ‘Rang De Basanti’ fame has turned a real life hero post the havoc of Chennai floods by helping out to all those who are affected by it.
Siddharth and RJ Balaji created a small movement and urged the youth to come out and help the needy. This went viral and ended up with the city being dominated by more volunteers than victims.
Speaking exclusively to NDTV, the actor said that the need of the hour is rehabilitation. ‘We need blankets, bedding and shelters and not food,‘ he said.
Siddharth criticized the national media for not focusing on the rains in Tamil Nadu since November but at the same time he didn’t want someone to politicise the tragedy and exaggerate the same.
‘I am neither an opponent or a proponent of this government. Floods were of such epic proportions that any state government in India would find the rehabilitation (to be) a long and intense process,’ he stated.
He also told NDTV that he doesn’t like this tag of being referred to as a ‘hero’ as people had collectively proven to the world the resilience and strength of Tamil Nadu against any calamity.
During the interview, he also revealed his personal loss due to the floods.
‘My house, three studios, my office. Three cars, everything’s gone. I have to go back and start…I have a film releasing in two weeks, and I don’t even know if that’s happening now,’ he added.
Asked why he came forward to help people, he said he “freaked out after losing his home for the first time in his life.”
Watch the interview here!
Inspirational indeed! Hats-off sid we love you and your infectious energy!