By Hindustan Times
It’s big-time charity season in Bollywood these days, with one actor after the other giving away fat wads for causes close to their heart. While Akshay Kumar is reportedly donating Rs. 3 crore to a judo-karate academy this year in a bid to promote the sport, taking the lead from him is Anil Kapoor, who has just fulfiled his wish of donating his entire Slumdog Millionaire fee — Rs. 4.3 crore — to charity.
“I think I have never done enough ... I would love to do still more,” said Kapoor after donating his earnings from Danny Boyle’s multiple Oscar winning 2008 directorial to Plan India, an NGO that supports the cause of the girl child.
Bhagyashri Dengle, executive director at the NGO, confirms having received half a million pounds as charity from Kapoor, and is all praise for him. “He is helping us since the last six years,” she says.