Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, who’s battling high-grade cancer, urged people to come out and help the Kerala flood victims as much as they can. The actress is currently stationed in New York, undergoing medical treatment. On Friday, she took to Twitter to extend her prayers to the families who are affected by the devastating floods in the Southern state.
She took to Twitter and wrote, "My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the #KeralaFloods... let's do everything we can to help them in this time of need."
Earlier, many Bollywood celebrities extended their support and urged people to come forward and help people in the state.
Farhan Akhtar took to social media to express his concern over the flood situation in the state and wrote, "Thoughts with the people of #Kerala. Here's hoping that rescue teams, medical aid, and food relief can reach all those in need."
Thoughts with the people of #Kerala. Here’s hoping that rescue teams, medical aid and food relief can reach all those in need.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 16, 2018
Abhishek Bachchan also took to Twitter and prayed for the flood victims. "Tragic to see what is happening in Kerala floods please help in whatever way you can. Pray for Kerala," he tweeted.
Terming the devastation caused in the state by the floods as "gut-wrenching", Anushka Sharma said, "Whatever we can do, we must. Kerala Floods."
Kerala has been witnessing incessant rainfall over the last few days, causing unprecedented flooding and landslides in several parts of the state. So far, 324 people have lost their lives in the state. The Centre launched a massive rescue and relief operations as the situation is getting worse with each passing day.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been asked to mobilize additional manpower, boats, and helicopters to scale up the rescue and relief operations. Food packets and drinking water are also being rushed.
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(With ANI Inputs)