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Salman Khan pledges 0.5% pay to poor?

At a promotional event for 'Ready',Khan expressed a desire to part with a portion of his remuneration for a cause.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: May 9, 2011 5:02:25 pm

Bollywood star Salman Khan has expressed a desire to part with a portion of his remuneration for the workers in the film industry in order to support them.

Salman said this during a promotional event of his upcoming film ‘Ready’. Directed by Anees Bazmee,this romantic-comedy has brought together Salman and Asin Thottumkal in lead roles and is set to release on June 3.

The actor said,”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,” Salman said.

“If every artist contributes this way,it would generate a huge amount for the workers,” he added.

The 45-year old actor,who recently felicitated the employees of the Film City at the music launch of ‘Ready’,said,”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.”

Salman 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.”

The actor,who runs ‘Being Human’,a registered NGO for the underprivileged,also said that during the film promotions,the actors should come forward to provide financial help to the underprivileged people,instead of just flashing smiles.

“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.

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