The Telugu film industry is all set to organise a grand event, "Memu Saitam - We Love Vizag," to help raise funds for the victims of the Hudhud cyclone that wreaked havoc in the port city.
The "Memu Saitam" telethon event will be held on 30 November at the Annapurna Studios and will witness the presence of several members of the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film fraternity.
"In the wake of HudHud [sic], several film personalities have already come forward and made substantial monetary and material donations. The Telugu film industry is making a collective effort to put together a massive and marathon entertainment event on 30 November to prompt the millions of Indians and large Indian diaspora across the world to participate and contribute to their best capabilities, and provide succor to the Cyclone-affected people and the area," read a press statement.
Apart from the Telugu film stars, Tamil actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Suriya and Karthi are expected to grace the occasion.
Many events will be held during a live 12-hour entertainment show on 30 November and the funds raised during the event will be donated to AP CM's (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister) relief fund.
According to latest reports, actors Pawan Kalyan and Mahesh Babu will be taking part in special talk shows to be designed by "Attarintiki Daaredi" director Trivikram Srinivas. The director will be speaking to both the stars in two different talk shows, reported 123telugu.
During the 12-hour live telethon, musical performances with top stars, musicians and singers, dance performances by stars, entertainment shows directed by popular directors and performed by the stars, and a Super Six cricket tournament with the stars will be organised, according to a press statement.
"Cricket with Stars" event will be held for four hours on 30 November at Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. There will be four teams to be led by Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Babubali team and Anushka. Each team will have six players and each side will play six overs per match.
A special event called "Dine with Stars" will be held on 29 November at the JRC Convention and Trade Fairs, Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. Fans can dine with their favourite stars and interact with them during this event. Ticket for a couple entry is reportedly being priced at one lakh; details about which stars will attend the event have not yet been revealed.
Besides these events, a mega lucky draw for complimentary pass holders, who have donated Rs₹500 or more, will be held and they will be awarded grand prizes during the show.