Time and again, Akshay Kumar has proved that, whenever the need be, he will not think twice before rising to the occasion. A few months back, while the entire country was stunned by the rising suicides amongst farmers because of the drought, Akshay Kumar went onto donate Rs. 90 lakhs to drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra.
This time round, when Akshay Kumar had visited the army jawans in order to promote his film Rustom
, reportedly donated Rs. 80 lakhs to the jawans. When asked about his selfless and noble gesture, Akshay Kumar who always refrains from talking about his philanthropic side said that, from a practical point of view, besides the medals, these jawans need money as well. And that was the reason why he decided to give Rs. 5 lakhs to each family of the jawans.
He emphasized that this (philanthropic) practice should be continued.