Shah Rukh Khan recently helped a Kashmiri Pandit refugee family who met with a serious car accident on their way from Jammu to Delhi. When filmmaker Ashok Pandit, another Kashmiri Pandit, came to know about the accident, he asked Shah Rukh for help and the actor was generous enough to lend his instant monetary support. Pandit himself claims that this is not the first time that SRK has come forward to help out somebody in genuine need. He has a long list of philanthropic deeds to his credit and though the superstar would not like to personally put light on his bigheartedness, we at Indiatimes Movies reveal some of the instances when Shah Rukh Khan didn't think twice before shelling out bucks and time for a noble cause.
Every child has an ambition to be someone when he grows up. Unfortunately some children do not have the privilege. So for young ones suffering from life-threatening diseases, a dream coming true is as good as a miracle happening in their life. A small NGO called Make a Wish Foundation work out on the wishes of such children and make their wishes come true.
Shah Rukh Khan has been closely involved with this NGO and has consistently come to help them out whenever they have approached him. Many of these little ones wish to meet Shah Rukh Khan and the actor arranges for such kids to be driven to his house and ensures that he spends some quality time with them bringing in joy in their lifespan.Fame check
The media is always hunting for an SRK quote. A Shah Rukh Khan interview sells more than anything. The actor who is quite aware of his popularity and market value used it to good effect a decade back.
During the release of his film Dil To Pagal Hai, Shah Rukh used to charge Rs 5000 per interview whenever a media channel interviewed him. But before you think he exploited his fame to his benefit, let's clarify that he used the money strictly for charity purposes only. He used to take the money in the form of cheques in the favour of NGO.Charity begins at the small screen
Shah Rukh Khan has been a popular name on the small screen even after becoming a superstar. With his stint on the Kaun Banega Crorepati show, Shah Rukh has been instrumental in getting a lot of prize money donated to social causes. He might have not directly donated from the show but got many of his friends like Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Priety Zinta and Rani Mukherjee as celebrity guests on the show to donate all their prize money for some noble cause.
Shah Rukh also was a part of the Kinetic Mega Show on television some years back where he donated a cheque of one lakh rupees to some charitable organization.Moral policy
When Shah Rukh was working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas, an unfortunate incident occurred on the sets. A person who had just come to visit the sets and see the shooting, met with a tragic accident when a large fan fell on him and he died on the spot.
Shah Rukh personally offered help to the deceased's family and send them money in testing times. SRK was not responsible for the mishap in any way nor was he officially obligated to help. But out of his moral sense, the actor did come forward to do the needful.
Everyone who has been working with Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies Entertainment right from the top-level managers to the watchmen have been treated with utmost love and respect. Shah Rukh might be taking additional revenues from banners for his star power but he distributes the share from profits to his company members as well.
It is believed that after the super success of his film Om Shanti Om, SRK distributed a good part of the profits amongst his company employees as a goodwill bonus.Help in need is help indeed
Some years back a reporter from a popular media channel met with an accident just after he had interviewed Shah Rukh Khan. His condition was quite critical and the hospital authorities demanded big money for his treatment since the injuries were severe. There was little time and quick money was needed for his admission.
When SRK got to know about this, he immediately arranged for the money which reportedly amounted to as high as Rs one lakh per day for the treatment. Unfortunately the guy succumbed to his injuries in some days.
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