Anupam Kher to set up an orphanage in Mumbai
It's a universal fact that the name 'Anupam Kher' is synonymous with versatility to the core. Not just that, it's also a common fact that he is not just an actor par excellence but also an excellent human being, who is now all set to take 'humanity' to a different level altogether with the orphanage that he is planning to start under the flagship of 'Anupam Kher Foundation'.
There's a famous English that “Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” But the Master Blaster Anupam Kher is all set to redefine the term 'orphan' and make a winner out of it.
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Anupam Kher said, “Many years back, I used to do a show on Doordarshan channel called as 'Ariel Mr. Gold'. As a part of this show, I travelled the lengths and the breadths of the country. And wherever I went, I used to donate Rs. 5000 to the orphanages out there. That's where I saw the pathetic state of the orphanages in this country, which was very much contradictory to the orphanages aboard (in London and America). That's the time when I started to cherish the dream of building an orphanage which will serve as a 'Model Orphanage' to others. The said orphanage will also have a Counselling Centre for the children in slums who have given up studies to earn a living and also for the children who are victims of abuse. With 'Honesty' as the USP of this orphanage, we are looking at helping the destitute and the slum children. We will be starting with 50-60 children, which will eventually increase. We have already requested the government to allot a land in the Bandra-Kurla Complex area and are quite optimistic of the fact that the government will surely extend their support in this noble cause.”
Anupam Kher has also appointed the bright spark Ujjwal Banerjee, (a front runner contestant in the 'Lead India' TV show) as the CEO of the Foundation. Talking about Ujjwal, Anupam said, “I was very disappointed that Ujjwal did not make it as a grand winner. As they say that God shuts one window to open a big other. I spotted the potential of this man on the 'Lead India' show, which I was hosting.”
Here's wishing you oodles of luck and best wishes for your dream venture, Anupamji.