Here are four actors who have adopted villages in various parts of the country

From reel to real these film heroes are lending distressed villages a helping handMahesh Babu's Facebook Page
news Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 16:29

No, there isn’t a back to the village movement in film industries around the country. Our heroes aren’t wearing capes and fighting against goons to save their distressed villages. Instead, these actors have been trying to lend a hand to villages affected by various natural or climatic crises. Here are four actors who have adopted villages in various parts of the country:

Mahesh Babu

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu adopted his ancestral village, Burripalem, in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district and another in Mahabubnagar in Telangana on Monday. The actor adopted the two villages under the 'Smart Village - Smart Ward' programme launched by the Andhra Pradesh government. Apart from constructing an anganwadi building and a community hall, the programme will also see the village equipped with extra classrooms and better water pipeline connectivity.


Leading Tamil actor Suriya has been closely associated with providing quality education for underprivileged children through his Agaram initiative. Coming to the rescue of flood victims, the actor adopted three villages in Thiruvallur district — Nelvai, Kalachur and Keragambakkam. He not only worked extensively for fllood rehabilitation, but has also committed himself to work for the overall benefit of the villages.

Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj adopted Kondareddypally village in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana and is eager to work for the overall development of the village. The fifty-year old actor, who is popular in all the South Indian film industries, has adopted the village through his NGO, Prakash Raj Foundation. He is working as a link between the government and farmers to improve agricultural amenities in his adopted village.

Nana Patekar

The NAAM Foundation, founded by Nana Patekar and Makarand Anaspure adopted two draught-hit villages Dhondalgaon and Gogalgaon, in the Aurangabad region, in October last year. The actor went on to adopt Kutubkheda and Kaudar villages in the severely water-scarce Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The foundation was set up to curb farmer suicides as a result of indebtedness.

 It aims to provide education to the children of farmers who are facing a financial crunch and also generate alternate employment for these farmers, along with the long-term goal of finding a permanent solution to the water crisis crippling the state.


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