We often crib about how our Bollywood superstars are all miserly people. They never donate to charitable causes, at least we don't think they do. Whenever a calamity strikes, all they send are their best wishes! Yes, they are a miserly lot.
But things are now changing. Recently we heard that Nana Patekar had formed a charity to help the poor farmers in Maharashtra, who are forced to kill themselves due to the draught. Nana started reaching out to poor families and helping them with his own money. But soon people started donating to Nana's charity. Nana's charitable initiative has now found a donor from the film industry.
Akshay Kumar has donated Rs. 90 lakh to aid the poor farmers in Maharashtra. This is the first time that we have heard of such an action from a big Bollywood star. Let us hope the Khans and Bachchans follow suit and donate some of their earnings too.