Yash Raj Films’ Rs 10 lakh reward for gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu
Aditya Chopra’s production company Yash Raj Films has announced a Rs 10 lakh cash reward for paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu. They will award other gold medal winners as well.bollywood Updated: Sep 14, 2016 09:00 IST
Aditya Chopra’s production company Yash Raj Films has announced a Rs 10 lakh cash reward for paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu. The 21-year-old made history by winning a gold medal in the Men’s T-42 High Jump event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.
A source says, “The Rs10 lakh cash reward is a gesture to salute the indomitable spirit of Indian sportspersons. The company plans to present similar cash rewards to all the other Indian gold medal winners at the event.”
Incidentally, the production house is also known to back sports-based films. “They have made movies such as Chak De! India (2007) and Sultan. Now, once again, they are supporting sports in India. They are trying to empower the less-privileged within this field,” adds the source.
While Aditya was unavailable for a comment, the production house’s spokesperson confirmed the news, and said, “Every small gesture goes a long way.”