Salman Khan gave a response to critics accusing him of performing at Saidai to entertain Samajwadi Party leaders at a time when the state government is shutting down relief camps in Muzaffarnagar. The Dabangg actor told that whenever he visited a place for a performance or a promotion, he saw it is as an opportunity to help the locals in the areas of healthcare or education.
After an initial round of B-class stars performances, came the top numbers by Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Food was plenty to keep Mulayam and his aides entertained during the 5-hour long dance performance.
A Twitter hashtag #BoycottJaiHo started trending after people expressed their outrage at the show of opulence. Jai Ho is scheduled for release later this month.
Read Salman’s statement:
Whenever I visit a place for a performance or a promotion, I see it as an opportunity to help the locals in the areas of healthcare or education. In Nagpur, on Sunday, Being Human pledged to fund 100 paediatric cardiac cases in Maharashtra State.
And in Etawah, Being Human, on behalf of all artists who performed yesterday, has committed to fund 200 paediatric heart surgeries in UP (there is already a wait list of 81 children we have received who are being moved to Fortis Hospital Gurgaon and their surgeries will get done by month end and Being Human is in touch with local NGOs and hospitals for their lists also).
We have also contributed Rs 25 lakh to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & Hospital for the purchase of an Echo Machine, Pediatric & neo natal ventilator and a portable X-ray machine for their paediatric cardiac ICU.