17 Nov 2020: Tamil actor Thavasi seeks financial help for cancer treatment
Tamil actor Thavasi, who became a household name after starring in Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, is currently battling cancer.
The actor has sought financial aid for medical treatment.
A video showing Thavasi asking for financial help for treatment has gone viral.
The disease seems to have taken a severe toll on the actor as he looks extremely weak in the video.
Details: He is currently admitted to a hospital
The actor is admitted to a hospital for treatment.
In a video, he recently appealed to fans for financial help.
He said, "In a career spanning over 30 years, I have acted in movies starting from Kizhakku Cheemaiyile to Annaatthe."
"I never thought I'd be affected by such a disease. I am not able to do anything. I am not able to talk properly."
Fact: You can watch the video here
Details: Vijay Sethupathi and others offer help to the actor
"I request all my fellow actors in the industry and the people of the state to help me recover from this so that I will be able to continue my acting," he further added in the video.
As per reports, many celebrities including Vijay Sethupathi and Sivakarthikeyan have come forward to offer financial assistance to the ailing actor.
Work: He is gradually recovering from cancer
Thavasi is making a gradual recovery, and is able to drink juices now, reports said.
Earlier in 2019, Thavasi was involved in a road mishap when he got severely injured after his vehicle met with an accident.
For the unversed, Thavasi has featured in several films, including Sundarapandian and Rajinimurugan.
His most prominent role was in Sivakarthikeyan's hit film Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam.
Fact: Many actors sought financial help during the pandemic
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which had halted film and television productions, many actors suffered a financial crunch and reached out to fans for financial help. Actors like Ashiesh Roy, Satish Kaul, Rajesh Kareer, and Nupur Alankar had sought financial aid amid the health crisis.