Choreographer-turned-director Raghava Lawrence, known for hit Tamil franchise called Muni, has set up a charity in the name of former President Late APJ Abdul Kalam and donated Rs 1 crore to it.
He contributed the advance money he received for his upcoming flick Mottai Siva Ketta Siva (Bald Siva, Bad Siva). Speaking to the press on August 3 in Chennai, Lawrence explained that he decided to take this step as he wanted to give back to society for contributing to his rise to fame.
"I once helped a woman anonymously to get tickets for my film Kanchana 1. At that time I was not a huge star. After Kanchana became a hit, Sun TV approached for second part. I immediately thought of the woman I had helped. I'm what I'm today because of such women. So I decided to do something for the society," said Lawrence.
"I want 100 youngsters to take charge of the money and spend it for good causes. I have named this trust Abdul Kalam Trust where others can also contribute," he added. Lawrence has roped in Kajal Aggarwal for Mottai Siva Ketta Siva. He has also begun work for another film Nagaa.