Mumbai: Bollywood hunk Salman Khan has always been in news –for good as well as for bad. This time it is for his charity for the film industry's workers. The ‘Dabbang’ actor has announced to give a portion of his remuneration to support the film industry's workers. (Agencies)
During a promotional event for his upcoming film 'Ready', Salman said that he does not work for money and put his fortune to good use.
"I don't work for money. Even if I don’t get any remuneration, I am fine with it. Right now I want to give some portion of my income to the workers in the film industry, even if it is just half a percent. If every artist contributes this way, it would generate a huge amount for the workers," he added.
The 45-year old actor recently felicitated the employees of the Film City at the music launch of the film directed by Anees Bazmee.
"Government earns revenue through entertainment tax, a part of which should go back to the workers in the film industry. I will discuss this matter with the authorities of the workers' associations to see how things can be worked out. The money would first go to these associations and then distributed to the workers," he said.
"These workers at the Film City have been working for a long time. They have supported and helped us in every way possible during the making of films. So I would also help them in whatever way I can," said the actor.
Salman, who runs 'Being Human', a registered NGO for the underprivileged, said that actors should come forward to provide financial help to the poor. "I hope there is a competition on how much charity an actor does while promoting the film, where they can say that during the promotion of the last film they gave Rs 1 crore or Rs 2 crore for charity," Salman said.
"During the film promotion activity, I ensure that I visit at least 15 to 20 places to see who needs money and help. The money should go directly to the needy children, and not to the administration," Salman said.
Mumbai: Bollywood hunk Salman Khan has always been in news –for good as well as for bad. This time it is for his charity for the film industry's workers. The ‘Dabbang’ actor has announced to give a portion of his remuneration to support the film industry's workers.