Saif Ali Khan pledges Rs 20 lakhs for athletes participating in Olympics

Actor turned producer Saif Ali Khan has always had a soft corner for sports since he hails from the family of the legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Saif's father). It was surely surprising to see that while many Bollywood actors dipping their hands into sports like cricket, football and kabaddi by investing time and money in the kind of sports that they are interested in, Saif, on the other hand, remained a silent spectator to all these happenings. However, now, the actor has gone on record to show his support for athletes.

Recently, when Saif Ali Khan felicitated winners of Asian games, the actor also announced his association with Olympic Gold Quest. The actor has decided to contribute a whopping Rs. 20 lakhs for athletes who have the potential to win at the Olympic Games. Confirming his association and elaborating on working towards the development of these athletes, Saif Ali Khan also mentioned that he will continue to contribute for these sports every year as much amount as he can afford.

Also while sports films and biopics are the flavor of the season, Saif Ali Khan expressed a very different point of view saying that these films are entertaining and they should remain that way because films are for entertainment and not to spread awareness.

Saif Ali Khan who co-produces films along with his partner Dinesh Vijan is currently busy wrapping up his film Happy Ending which stars Ileana D'Cruz, Kalki Koechlin and is directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. He is also completing the Kabir Khan directorial Phantom starring Katrina Kaif.

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