The actress, who has been shooting for the Shakeela biopic, has also been actively working for those affected by the devastating floods in Kerala.
Richa Chadha raises funds, awareness for rebuilding efforts in Kerala
Mumbai - 29 Aug 2018 20:00 IST
Balancing both work and activism, actress Richa Chadha has been handling the shoot of her upcoming film on actress Shakeela and lending support to the rebuilding effort in Kerala after the floods. Chadha's co-star on the biopic, Rajeev Pillai, cancelled his wedding to help those affected in his native village in the state. She joined him in raising funds for relief organizations across Kerala.
My friend and costar in #Shakeela , @rajeev_govinda_pillai postponed his wedding, which was to happen three days ago, in order to help out in rescue efforts in his hometown of Nannoor , Kerala. They made rafts, carried boats by road to the low lying areas, made good use of all the muscle. Bravo! ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ . . . . . . . . . PS- apart from obvious resourceful-ness, helpfulness, I think this is when fitness comes in handy. When you’re strong, agile, you can be of use in adverse conditions. The young men and the fishermen in this town worked till late in the night to save people from the rising water.
The actress, who is also active about animal welfare, also supported the NGO, ResQ, whose volunteers went down to Kerala to help out animals stranded and abandoned in the floods. She raised awareness for their cause and efforts on her social media accounts and how people could pitch in to help as well.
The team at @resqct has taken relief work to the next level. Their volunteers are in Kerala , working round the clock to rescue abandoned pets and animals, who’ve been left behind. @nehapanchamiya you’re my hero! You and your team are angels! Please donate and do your bit! The deets are in the link ! https://www.bitgiving.com/resq . . . #HappyOnam . . . . . .
Since the flood waters have subsided, the people of Kerala are planning to return back to their former lives and trying to rebuild. The actress, with help from Pillai, has also been trying to identify and help those children who might need financial assistance in their education in these difficult times. Chadha will pay for the education of five young children until the 10th standard.
Chadha's next film, Love Sonia (2018), for which she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, is due to be released on 14 September.