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I am not good at asking money: Salman Khan

Mumbai, Oct 6, 2013, (PTI) 2:58 IST
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Actor Salman Khan, who runs a charitable organisation to help the underprivileged, says after achieving so much in life it is time to give back and he is certainly doing his bit.

Salman launched the Being Human Foundation in 2009, which sells clothes, merchandises online and in stores in Mumbai, Ludhiana and Ahmedabad.

The 47-year-old actor also plans to open restaurants and hospitals in the next five to six months under the same initiative.

"It is not my business to get into restaurants, clothing etc. As an actor, you only have the habit of getting things most of the times. But there is always time to give back to the society and I am doing my bit," Salman told PTI in an exclusive interview here.

A huge percentage of the money that Salman earns through his films is donated to the foundation. A sizable amount from Being Human also takes care of industry people like workers and technicians.

"Friends from the film industry do help whenever they can. But I am not good at asking money. You ask and keep asking for money and those people run away from you, and you lose friends.

"If you like any of things that are available at our stores come and pick it up. A percentage from this goes back into the charity, so you are doing charity," he said.

Recently, bike manufacturer Suzuki Motorcycle India partnered with the Being Human Foundation of Salman, to launch a special edition of its scooter 'Suzuki Access'.

"There are companies who indulge in CSR activities and I would want them to associate with us so the world will know they are doing charity. It is a huge thing. I am trying to get things work out on this front," Salman said.

As part of the tie-up, Suzuki dealers will also sell Being Human apparel and merchandise. The new association is an extension of the already existing ties with Salman and Suzuki as the actor endorses the Japanese brand.

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