I’ve read you are in­volved in some char­ity ini­tia­tives. Tell me more.

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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.

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