Hrithik Roshan helps late laborer’s children financially
Everyone has heard of stars doing their bit for charity, but rarely does one hear of them doing so discreetly. Hrithik Roshan belongs to the latter category. Recently the actor was supposed to shoot for an ad film, but at the last minute it was cancelled due to the death of a laborer working on the sets. The laborer Farukh fell from a height of 40 feet while working on the sets for the ad film. Hearing the news of the death of the laborer while working on the sets upset Hrithik immensely. But he decided to do something for the late laborer’s family and children.
One day Hrithik got in touch with the late Farukh’s brother, Sikander and asked him to bring Farukh’s children to his home for a visit. Hrithik told Sikander to set up bank accounts in the three children’s name and promised that he would put money for fixed deposits for all three of them. However Hrithik was adamant that the family remain silent about the financial help given to them by him. Although Farukh died while working on the sets of the ad film, no financial aid has been offered to him so far by the company. Farukh’s younger brother Aasif said “The Company hasn’t paid the family, nor has it announced financial help even though Farukh died while working on their site. It is very unfair how they treat laborers.” He also confirms Hrithik’s generosity saying “Sikander, my other brother took Aarsi, Nazia and Tavis to meet the actor. He asked Sikander to open a bank account for the three children and promised to put in money for fixed deposit accounts for each of them.”
However Farukh’s brothers refuse to divulge the amount of money given by Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik did not have to offer financial support to the family, but he chose to do so discreetly as he was very upset with the entire incident. Hrithik is currently finishing the dubbing for his film Jodha Akbar where he plays a Mughal Emperor; the film is slated for a January release.