Bollywood star Salman Khan has taken up the cause of helping the film industry workers and has announced that he would give a portion of his remuneration to support them. While promoting his upcoming film Ready, Salman told that he does not work for money.
“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," the actor added.
Dabangg Khan 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 told.
"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 also told that the actors should come ahead 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 told PTI.
"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," the actor told.