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Slumdog pay cheque will go to charity: Anil Kapoor

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London, Mar 17: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has donated his salary from Slumdog Millionaire to a children's charity.

The 49-year-old actor, who played the role of a TV host in the Oscar-winning film, has donated his pay cheque to an Indian children's charity, called Plan India, which works for underprivileged kids.

Kapoor admits that his humble upbringing has inspired him to donate the money to the organisation.

"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," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

"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.

ANI

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