ITANAGAR, April 6: Expressing their solidarity with the fire-affected families of Tirap and Longding districts, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan and his wife, Natasha Dalal, contributed a sum of Rs one lakh as relief to the fire victims, an official release stated here.
Dhawan has been camping at Ziro, the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district, since February, shooting for his forthcoming film, Bhediya.
The donated amount was received by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Somcha Lowang, who was on her way to Tirap to meet the fire victims and hand over the amount, along with an additional amount of Rs 2,06,809 received from a voluntary donation drive organised by the district administration in collaboration with the Apatani Students’ Union.
Earlier, Pooja Vijain, producer of Bhediya, movie also contributed a sum of Rs 51,000 to the fire victims, the release added.
As many as 114 houses were gutted at Longliang village under the Lazu circle of Tirap district on March 18. The blaze also claimed two lives. In another devastating fire incident, 40 houses were reduced to ashes at Senua Noksa village in Longding district on Saturday last.