Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar has inaugurated a cancer shelter for policemen and named it after his late father Hari Om Bhatia.
The 45-year-old already has a production house Hari Om Entertainment with wife Twinkle Khanna. The actor's father was an ex-army man and had undergone chemotherapy in the past.
According to sources, the actor wanted to build a shelter home for policemen in memory of his father's difficult times during the treatment. Any policeman, who is undergoing cancer treatment here, can avail of the shelter's services, including food and AC rooms with TV sets, by paying just Rs 400 per day.
"It has been a long-standing dream for me. Besides Mr Arup Patnaik (ex-Mumbai police commissioner), I am very thankful to Satyapal Singhji (current commissioner), deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and Maharashtra home minister RR Patil, for helping me make my dream come true," Akshay said in a statement.