Leading Tamil actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence appeared on video on Tuesday, August 29, requesting fans to not make any further donations to his Lawrence Charitable Trust, which has been supporting needy children with their education and also providing medical help to those undergoing open-heart surgeries. The blockbuster star informed fans that he can extend help to those in need himself since he's now in a better position in cinema and urged those who wish to donate to instead contribute to any other struggling charitable bodies. In the video, Raghava Lawrence said, "A few days ago, I posted a tweet informing everyone to not send money to the Lawrence Charitable Trust and mentioned that I would continue to support all the children and youngsters already under my care. I began this Trust when I was a dance master and raised around 60 children in a home, taught dance to the differently abled, and offered support for their open-heart surgeries. I couldn't do more as I was only a dance master and had requested support from others."
Raghava Lawrence continued, "Since then, I've become a hero and was doing one film in two years, but am now acting in three films in one year, and am earning good money. That is when a question popped up in my mind: 'When you're getting money, why do you have to ask others? You can do all this yourself.' I'm not saying I do not want your money out of arrogance. I urge you to instead give that money to any struggling Trust near your home since many won't come forward with donations. No matter how many times I say, many of you are telling me that you wish to help along with me. I feel extremely happy. I will show you the people who are struggling and in need of help, and you can extend your contributions yourself and this will make you feel happy. Thank you so much."
On the work front, Raghava Lawrence, who kicked off 2023 with Rudhran, is set to be seen next on the big screen in the highly-anticipated comedy horror film, Chandramukhi 2, opposite four-time National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut under iconic filmmaker P. Vasu's direction. He will end the year with the action comedy film, Jigarthanda DoubleX, alongside S. J. Suryah, which has been directed by Karthik Subbaraj and is scheduled for a grand Diwali release this November. Raghava Lawrence also has the much-awaited Adhigaaram currently in production, which has a screenplay written by celebrated filmmaker Vetri Maaran and is being directed by R. S. Durai Senthilkumar, who is known for Ethir Neechal, Kaaki Sattai, Kodi, and Pattas. Likewise, he will also be seen in a pivotal role in his brother Elviin's Bullet, which is coming under producer S. Kathiresan's Five Star Creations banner and is being directed by Diary fame Innasi Pandiyan.
Watch Raghava Lawrence address fans in regard to the Lawrence Charitable Trust in the video below: