If you have plans of celebrating your favorite star Puneeth Rajkumar’s birthday with him in midnight, please hold on. Appu as he is fondly known, has told well in advance that he will not celebrate his birthday at 12am this year.
Generally, fans of star actors come from different parts of state on the eve of the birthday. There will be tens and tonnes of cakes brought by the fans and cut by the star. Multiple posters, banners, garlands are gifted, and numerous pictures get clicked until sunrise. All this madness continue throughout the day and the fans happily celebrate this as a festival. Several fan associations arrange lunch, health camps.
Slowly with good will, stars of Sandalwood are behaving responsibly towards these celebrations. It was Kichcha Sudeep who started a ‘No-Birthday celebrations’ clause. Once, after all the fans returned post birthday celebrations and cake cutting, a beggar child was trying to pick up pieces of cake scattered all over the street in-front of the actor’s house. When he saw this, he decided it was enough. This heart wrenching incident pushed him to announce a No-Celebrations Birthday.
Challenging Star Darshan also joined the clan and requested his fans to not arrive at his home for his birthday this year. His fans and fan associations went a step forward and collected groceries and other necessary things out of the money they planned to spend on their favorite star’s birthday. All those things were later distributed to different orphanages and old age homes by Darshan’s staff.
Now, Puneeth Rajkumar has also followed this graceful step and sent a message on social media to his fans to avoid celebrations. He has clearly said that he will not available to celebrate his birthday in midnight. Fans of Puneeth are already planning to donate money to various needy people and organizations.
This trend in Sandalwood is definitely a laudable step. Rather than wasting money on cake, sweets and other things for a few moments of pleasure. By leading the fans in a much noble path, these stars are setting an example for others to follow. Though initially disappointed, the fans now approve and follow their favorite star’s cause and intentions. This is what you call a change and it is time to celebrate that change.