Not all reel life heroes can be heroes in real life as well but south Indian actor Allu Arjun has proved that he is surely such a kind of person.
The 'Pushpa' actor has extended a helping hand to a bright Kerala student, who was struggling to find a way to pursue her nursing studies, and assured her to sponsor the four-year-long course by meeting all expenses.
Alappuzha district Collector VR Krishna Teja informed the noble gesture of Allu Arjun through his Facebook page.
In the Facebook post on Thursday, the Collector detailed how the student, a Muslim girl, had come to meet him seeking help to continue her studies.
Though she scored 92 per cent marks in the plus two examinations, she was unable to continue her studies due to financial constraints after her father had died of Covid-19 last year.
"I could see hope and confidence in her eyes. So, we decided to ensure her all assistance as part of the We Are For Alleppey project," Mr Teja said.
As the girl aspires to be a nurse, the authorities contacted several colleges and finally secured admission for her in a private college in the district.
The next constraint was to get a person to sponsor her studies, he said.
Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, the officer said he contacted Tollywood super star Allu Arjun seeking help and he readily agreed for the same.
"...Called our favourite movie actor Allu Arjun for the purpose and as soon as he heard the matter, he agreed to meet the entire expense of studies, including the hostel fees, for four years instead of one year," the Collector said.
Mr Teja said he himself went for the admission of the girl the other day.
"I am sure that she will study well and become a nurse in future who will take care of her mother and brother and will do good to the society," he added.
The officer concluded Facebook post thanking Allu Arjun , the college authorities and others who gave all support for the same.
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