The Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has repeortedly pledged Rs 90 Lakhs for the relief of drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra. Akshay Kumar, is followed after Nana Patekar to come out and show solidarity to draught-hit and distressed farmers.
Maharashtra is now facing the worst draughts especially in the Marathwada region and Akshay Kumar plans to financially help 180 families of farmers who had committed suicide due to draughts.
When asked about his humanitarian side, Akshay Kumar was quoted as saying,
"I don't want to talk about it. I feel it is stupidity to talk about it. I feel embarrassed to answer all these things. I have never spoken about it." The actor further continues as saying,
"You all write about it and I am sure they (people) will get inspired. It is in your hands. You want me to say.. one day I thought about it and read in newspaper and felt it is bad. Everybody does it and there is nothing to talk about it. I don't know what to say."
It is reported that Akshay Kumar has already donated some amount to widows of farmers who have ended their lives at a function organized by the police in Maharashtra, Beedi district.
Kudos to Akshay Kumar and Nana Patekar for the initiative. Hope to see more Bollywood stars follow the steps of Akshay and Nana.
Akshay Kumar, is in London for the shoot of Sajid Nadiadwala's Housefull 3. The movie is slated to be released on June 3, 2016.