Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs.11 lakh to CIFF

Updated: Dec 21, 2012, 09:08 AM IST

Chennai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan donated Rs. 11 lakh towards the Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) as a token of appreciation.

"I`d like to donate Rs. 11 lakh towards CIFF for the relentless effort they`ve put in organize the event. I`ve come to learn that when CIFF was originally formed in 2003, they struggled to raise funds. I don`t want them struggle anymore and therefore have decided to contribute some amount from my end," Amitabh, who was invited as chief guest, told reporters here Thursday at the fest`s closing ceremony.

Talking about his passion for cinema, Big B said: "I`d be more than happy to be part of many film festivals and be of some help... even if it means that I should be an usher, I`d be more than happy to help".

The eight-day 10th Chennai International Film Festival screened 154 films.