I’ve read you are involved in some charity initiatives. Tell me more.
I don’t like to talk about it. In fact, I don’t like to call it charity – whatever I’m doing is because I want to. I’ve been blessed and I would like to share my blessings with people.
There are various ways by which we can do it. In one way, through my acting I’m touching the lives of millions of people. People have come up to me and told me that they’ve changed their outlook on life for the better after seeing how I succeeded in life.
I find it extremely fashionable for people to attach themselves to charities. I don’t think it is a fashion. It is a passion.
The charity work I do is so my children can learn and absorb some lessons from it and carry it forward. They need to understand how blessed they are. And they should try to pass on those blessings to people who may not have had a chance to [enjoy as good a life as theirs].
Do I take my children to visit underprivileged children to see how they live? No. Never. I don’t use underprivileged people as a crutch to teach my children. But my kids are aware of the importance of giving. Both my children (the third is too small) – and I am proud to say this – are extremely charitable by nature.
Actually, what I would really want my daughter Suhana to do is make helping people one of the main tenets of her life. She is very gentle and nice and I am sure she’ll do it well.