Bollywood may be infamous for its scandals and nightlife but when it comes to charity Bollywood stars do not shy.
Recently Khiladi Kumar aka Akshay Kumar came forward and donated a whopping sum of Rs 90 lakhs to help the drought hit farmers of Maharashtra. According to reports he distributed Rs. 50,000 to each of the 30 widows in Beed district in Marathwada, who are battling with financial crisis after their husband committed suicide.
Akshay Kumar was inspired by his colleague actor Nana Patekar, who along with famous Marathi actor Makrand Anaspure gave financial assistance to around 113 families of farmers in Latur and Osmanabad districts of Marathwada.
Now the latest news is that upcoming actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has just found success with movies like PK and KAI PO CHE! has decided to help deserving students who due to financial difficulties cannot pursue their education.
According to reports Sushant, who was dropped out of engineering college due to money issues has decided that like him no other should be deprived of education due to financial crisis. Hence in the memory of his late mother Sushant is launching an initiative that will provide scholarships to students, who do not have the funds required for higher studies.
In an interview Shushant confirmed that he has decided to offer scholarship in education because education is the cornerstone of one’s life and students who are intelligent should definitely be encouraged to fulfill their goals.
“I have started the initiative in the memory of mother as she has instilled the virtues of charity in me and she always emphasized on the significance of education,” he added.