Action star donates over one hundred thousand bricks, to help construct a new wing for a Gurdwara in Patiala.
Salman Khan is known to have a big heart. And the most recent instance of his philanthropy is this – while shooting at Commando Training School in Patiala for his upcoming film Bodyguard, he was approached by a granthi (prayer reader) from the nearby Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara to help in reconstructing a new wing of the Gurdwara.
Salman agreed and immediately after returning to Mumbai, the actor kept the promise he made and promptly sent across money for one hundred thousand bricks for the place of worship. After some convincing for confirmation, Salman‘s brother in law and producer of Bodyguard, Atul Aghnihotri, admitted that Salman and the crew visited the Gurdwara twice while they were is Patiala.
Atul Aghnihotri added: Around the commando training school where we shot, people have strong faith in the Gurdwara. So all of us, including Salman, visited the holy spot on the first day, and went back to seek blessings on the last day
Atul explained that the granthi has asked if they wanted to do kar seva (service) since the Gurdwara authorities planned to construct community rooms for worshippers. He added, "So all of us, including Salman, decided to donate one hundred thousand bricks, to construct the rooms.
The upcoming Eid release, in which Salman plays a Bodyguard, opens in theatres on August 31. It will be the third Eid release of Salman, after blockbusters like Wanted (2009) and Dabangg (2010).
While shooting in Patiala, Salman and Katrina were mobbed in crowds, leading to a woman getting hurt in the commotion. Salman met with her afterwards, and gave her an autograph after chatting with her and consoling her.