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Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, July 10, 2013
Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan have some things in common. They have both featured in the Dhoom series (Hrithik Roshan acted in part two and Aamir Khan features in the third segment), and the two superstars have come together for a bigger purpose — helping out victims of the recent Uttarakhand floods.

It’s a known fact that Aamir has initiated a drive for collecting funds for the victims. He started off with his own donation of Rs. 25 lakh. Now, we have been told that Hrithik has also contributed the same amount.

“Besides inviting the film fraternity to contribute, Aamir is deeply involved with raising funds for the flood victims. When Hrithik got to know about this, he immediately sent a cheque to Aamir,” says an industry insider.

Interestingly, Hrithik made sure that the cheque reached Aamir a day before he went in for his brain surgery. “Hrithik couldn’t go personally, but he sent his secretary, Ashok Vashodia, on the sets of Dhoom:3 (where Aamir was shooting) with instructions to hand over the cheque only to Aamir and no one else,” adds the insider.

When contacted, Hrithik confirms this news, saying, “One must do what one can to help others in need. It must become part of your belief system and must start at home. Also I believe one must talk about his charities. The old belief of ‘self-glorification’ giving and not talking about it does not serve the higher purpose of teaching people to give and propagating the ideal. We must set examples so that others may follow. Among all the negatives in the world, the positives must not go unnoticed. My thanks to Aamir for initiating this effort.”

Apparently, the collection from Bollywood will be handed over to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund on behalf of the Film and Television Producers’ Guild.

Others for Uttarakhand
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The young India pacer has donated Rs. 1 lakh for those affected.
Harbhajan Singh: The Indian spinner has doled out Rs. 10 lakh for the victims.
Suriya: The Tamil star has also contributed Rs. 10 lakh towards rehabilitation efforts.
Ram Charan Teja, Allu Arjun: The two south stars chipped in Rs. 10 lakh each while Pawan Kalyan also donated Rs. 24 lakh for the same.