Salman Khan while in UP to attend the controversial Saifi event organised by the Samajwadi Party, also did some good deeds while in the state.
The actor who joined CM Akhilesh Yadav in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s native village received flak for not being sensitive towards the Muzaffarnagar riot victims.
Besides the Jai Ho actor, Madhuri Dixit, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhat and Elie were among the other Bollywood celebs who were present at the event.
Khan funded 200 paediatric heart surgeries in UP.
Here is his statement,
"Whenever I visit a place for a performance or a promotion, I see it as an opportunity to help the locals in the areas of healthcare or education. In Nagpur, on Sunday, Being Human pledged to fund 100 paediatric cardiac cases in Maharashtra State.
And in Etawah, Being Human, on behalf of all artists who performed yesterday, has committed to fund 200 paediatric heart surgeries in UP (there is already a wait list of 81 children we have received who are being moved to Fortis Hospital Gurgaon and their surgeries will get done by month end and Being Human is in touch with local NGOs and hospitals for their lists also).
We have also contributed Rs25 lakh to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & Hospital for the purchase of an Echo Machine, Pediatric & neo natal ventilator and a portable X-ray machine for their paediatric cardiac ICU."