“Mere Paas Bohot Paise Hai” Akshay Kumar Says on Donating to Assam
Akshay Kumar on donating to Assam: Mere paas bohot paise hai. Sirf Twitter pe so sad nahi daalna
Akshay Kumar has recently made a donation of Rs 1 crore each towards the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and for rescue operations in Kaziranga National Park, as continuous rainfall has created chaos and destruction in the state.
At the trailer launch of Akshay’s upcoming film Mission Mangal, a reporter asked Akshay that he cares about animals as much as he did of humans.
Akshay answered in a joking manner and 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.
Akshay further said that he just did not want to tweet and show his solidarity but he actually wanted to contribute and help in whatever manner he could. He also urged the reporters and media people to contribute rather than just tweeting and showing grief.
“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.
Professionally, Akshay Kumar is all ready for the release of Mission Mangal, which tells the story of the Mars Orbiter Mission, the country’s first interplanetary mission. The film, which also features Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen, will release on August 15.