The ‘human’ side of Salman Khan

His NGO has adopted villages in Maharashtra and outside the State

May 07, 2015 03:28 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:06 pm IST - Mumbai:

Bollywood actor Salman Khan troubled by the 2002 hit-and-run case, slowly and gradually took to charity.

During this period (from 2002), Salman, son of noted script writer Salim Khan, turned to philanthropy by forming ‘Being Human’, a non-governmental organisation. The NGO, supported by the Salman Khan Foundation, has adopted villages in Maharashtra and outside the State.

Soon after the September 28, 2002 incident, in which one person died and four injured, Salman was arrested and put behind bars for a few days.

While in the Bandra police station lock up, the actor refused to have home food and returned the tiffin brought by his family. Instead, he had jail food which was served to all inmates, police sources said.

The “cutting chai” served to him in jail became his ‘pass time’ as the actor refused to have home-made tea, the sources said.

The actor had shared the space in the lock up with petty criminals. However, after few days he was granted bail in the case.

Salman dabbled with television during the last decade by successfully hosting popular shows like ‘10 Ka Dum’ and several hit seasons of reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ besides a plethora of endorsements.

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