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Actor Salman Khan, who runs a charitable organisation to help the underprivileged, says after achieving so much in life it is time to give back and he is certainly doing his bit.
Salman Khan launched the Being Human Foundation in 2009, which sells clothes, merchandises online and in stores in Mumbai, Ludhiana and Ahmedabad.
47-year-old Salman Khan also plans to open restaurants and hospitals in the next five to six months under the same initiative.
"It is not my business to get into restaurants, clothing etc. As an actor, you only have the habit of getting things most of the times. But there is always time to give back to the society and I am doing my bit," Salman Khan told PTI in an exclusive interview.
A huge percentage of the money that Salman Khan earns through his films is donated to the foundation. A sizable amount from Being Human also takes care of industry people like workers and technicians.
"Friends from the film industry do help whenever they can. But I am not good at asking money. You ask and keep asking for money and those people run away from you, and you lose friends," he added.
"If you like any of things that are available at our stores come and pick it up. A percentage from this goes back into the charity, so you are doing charity," he said.
Recently, bike manufacturer Suzuki Motorcycle India partnered with the Being Human Foundation of Salman Khan, to launch a special edition of its scooter 'Suzuki Access'.
"There are companies who indulge in CSR activities and I would want them to associate with us so the world will know they are doing charity. It is a huge thing. I am trying to get things work out on this front," Salman Khan said.