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Puneeth Rajkumar donates 50 lakh towards fight against COVID-19

Puneeth also urged the people to cooperate with the authorities and fight together against the coronavirus pandemic

Published: 31st March 2020

Actors across film industries are doing their bit to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In the Kannada film industry, Puneeth Rajkumar contributed a sum of Rs 50 lakh towards the CM Relief fund on March 30.

The actor met Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday morning and handed over the cheque. Puneeth later said we must listen to every message coming from the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister, and other government sources. “Whatever they are saying is for our good,” he said, requesting people to stay safe and stay at home. “Social distancing as well as staying at home is very important at his hour. It might be difficult for all of us. But at the same time, we have to think of people such as officials from the police and BBMP, doctors and nurses, and it becomes our duty to safeguard and protect them, and we can do this only by listening to them,” he stressed.

Puneeth believes that the coronavirus outbreak will be contained sooner if everyone cooperates. “If we have to build our state and our nation, we have to join hands to fight against COVID-19,” he said.

The actor, who last appeared on screen in Natasaarvabhowma, will next be seen in Santhosh Ananddram’s directorial, Yuvarathnaa. The project is being made under the banner of Hombale Films. The team has completed the shooting and is left with just two songs to film. As they await the resumption of filming, the makers are busy with the post-production work.

After this, Puneeth will resume shooting for Chethan Kumar’s James, a film produced by Kishore Pathikonda.

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