Mere Pass Bahot Paise Hai (I have a lot of money): Akshay Kumar on flood donation
Mumbai : Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar donated 1 crore each to Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund and for the rescue operations of the animals in Kaziranga National Park (which is 80% submerged in water).
At a trailer launch event of his upcoming movie 'Mission Mangal', a reporter praised his action of caring about the lives of human being as well as animals.
Commenting on it, Akshay said, "Ma'am, mere paas bohot paise hai." On a serious note, he said, "Maine parso-tarso ek photo dekhi thi, jis mein ek aurat apne bachche ko leke pani ke through nikal rahi thi. I consider it lucky that humare saath aisa nahi hua. When I saw that photograph, I thought yeh mere saath bhi ho sakta hai. Meri biwi aur beti ke saath bhi ho sakta hai."
"Uss photo mein itna pani tha (indicates chest level) aur bachche ko yahaan leke jaa rahi thi (gestures over his shoulder)," he added.
He said that he does not want to just tweet about the flood on Twitter, instead he would want to provide all possible help under his capacity.
"Mujhe sirf react nahi karna hai aur 'so sad' Twitter pe nahi daalna hai. Main aap sab se darkhwaast karunga, yeh mat daalo, kuch karo. Chahe woh ek chawanni kyun na ho aur Rs 25 lakh kyun na ho aur Rs 25 crore kyun na ho. Jitna aap de sako, do. Stop tweeting about it and saying 'it is so sad', 'God bless everyone' and all that. Do something about it," he said.