Anil Kapoor Donates ‘Slumdog’ Pay Cheque To ‘Plan India’
Ace Bollywood star Anil Kapoor has donated his entire fee for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ to an Indian children's charity, called Plan India.
Plan India is an international charity working with Children to alleviate poverty, funded mainly through child sponsorship programs and donations.
The 49-year-old superstar played the role of a TV host in the multi Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ directed by Danny Boyle.
Anil said that his own "humble" upbringing together with the honest purposes of each and every person associated with the movie inspired him to do so.
Kapoor said, “I think sometimes you do a film and everyone in this film - not only me - everyone connected to it had such a positive intent when they started. I think that's the reason for its success.”
"Everyone - (director) Danny (Boyle), (producer) Christian (Colson), (writer) Simon (Beaufoy), (cinematographer) Anthony (Mantle) - they didn't have commerce in mind, they just wanted it to be a good film. We wanted as many people to see the film as possible. I feel it's the good intent of everyone and the children's good wishes and their families that have made this film what it has become.”
"I told Danny, ''I can identify with (lead character from the slums) Jamal Malik.''
“It's almost the same thing because I started from a very simple background. Not slums exactly, but a 200 square metre cubicle with common bathrooms and I never wore shoes, always bare feet running around," he added.