Mumbai: Filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK on Wednesday asked their followers to support veteran Telugu actor Pavala Syamala, who is currently in financial distress.
The "Family Man" creators took to Twitter and shared a link to a fundraiser for Syamala, saying that the actor is in "dire straits" and needs help.
"We appeal to you to support a veteran Telugu actress, Pavala Syamala. She's in dire straits, going through extreme financial difficulties, & seeking help. We are doing our bit. We urge our friends and colleagues to contribute to support her. Thank you," they wrote.
Shyamala started her acting career in Telugu cinema with 1984 movie "Challenge". Over the years, she featured in supporting roles in hits like "Khadgam", "Andhrawala", "Baba Lodge", and "Golimar".
The fundraiser, started on milaap.org, stated that the actor has been in financial distress and is struggling to fulfil even the basic needs.
"She has a daughter who is bedridden and unwell too. Her daughter is suffering from TB. To tend to her illness, she also had to sell her awards and trophies for money," it read.
The fundraiser, which aims to raise Rs 5 lakh for the actor, will provide immediate financial aid to Syamala for her survival and medical expenses.
So far, the fundraiser has raised Rs 87,600 for the actor.