By Neha Sinha, Updated : Apr 02, 2020 09:05 IST
Transgenders home in India: Akshay donates 1.5 crores to construct first of its kind

Director Raghava Lawrence took Facebook to announce that Laxmmi Bomb's actor, Akshay Kumar, decided to donate Rs 1.5 crore for the 'First transgender home in India.' If there is a Bollywood actor who does not go back doing everything possible to raise society, it is Akshay Kumar. From supporting Bharat Ke Veer to attending the medical bills of his director Jagal Shakti of Mission Mangal during an emergency, he is always there. And once again, he went out to support another good initiative.

The filmmaker Raghava Lawrence went to Facebook on Sunday to announce that he is building a transgender range in Chennai, claiming it is the 'first time in India', for which Akshay has donated 1.5 million rupees. Raghava wrote in the publication that it was during the filming of his film Laxmmi Bomb that Akshay needs to take his initiative to help the community.

Akshay donates 1.5 cr for construct Transgenders home in India

Raghava told in an interview: 'During the filming of my Kanchana movie, I met transgender and heard their painful stories, how they were suddenly orphaned, even when that's how God made them. They would have to sleep at the railway stations (and other random places.) Once I considered this shelter, I bought land at my hometown in Chennai, I used to explain it to Mr. Akshay at some point, and he suddenly asked 'can I build this building?'. I was surprised because we were planning to go to big people and ask them for help (even), even making a show through which we could raise funds, but here was Akshay sir. These kinds of people are God. The place is not ready yet.

This announcement and initiative are welcomed by LGBTQI + activists. Gauri Sawant tells us that the Bollywood actors who speak give more awareness to things: 'It is an honest initiative if someone is donating money to the community.' (Bollywood stars like Akshay) supporting this is often the need of society. We work for animals (welfare), why not transgender? They are human, only their sexual identity is different. I am even building a house for teenagers of sex workers.

Laxmmi Bomb

The remake of the super-hit Tamil horror comedy Muni 2: Kanchana, Laxmmi Bomb revolves around Raghava, a cowardly man who gets possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman who takes revenge on the ones who destroyed her life. The Tamil film starring R. Sarathkumar, Raghava Lawrence, Lakshmi Rai, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini and Sriman in important roles.

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