Shah Rukh Khan promises to help acid attack survivors till death; hopes daughter will take forward legacy

At an event which was part of the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), Shah Rukh Khan spoke about how he wants to look after victims of acid attacks.

Shah Rukh Khan. Image from Facebook

Shah Rukh Khan. Image from Facebook

The actor said that he would like to work towards the rehabilitation of these survivors, find them jobs and ensure that they become independent so that they can sustain themselves. "The acid attack victims are the most mistreated. I want to look after them," said Khan, adding that he thinks of them as the most beautiful women.

The actor asserted that he would like his daughter Suhana to take this legacy forward.

The SFIFF paid a tribute to Shah Rukh Khan for his contribution to cinema. His film My Name is Khan, directed by Karan Johar, will be screened at the festival.

At this event, he shared the stage with Hollywood director and producer Brett Ratner. During their interaction, Khan spoke about his love for Hindi cinema and his passion for acting, among other subjects. The conversation about acid attack survivors started when Ratner asked him about the one cause he believes in.

Ratner, who is best known as the director of the Rush Hour series, said that he would like to cast Khan in a sequel of Rush Hour which he would like to make in India. The actor also taught Ratner the signature 'Lungi Dance' step.

Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Rahul Dholakia's Raees. His upcoming projects include an untitled film directed by Aanand L Rai and a romantic film by Imtiaz Ali, where he stars opposite Anushka Sharma.

With inputs from IANS.


Published Date: Apr 15, 2017 07:05 pm | Updated Date: Apr 15, 2017 07:12 pm

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