Bollywood star Khan donates money won in quiz show to refugees in Turkey
Bollywood star Aamir Khan has donated the money he won in a quiz show in Turkey to refugees in the country.
Khan participated in “Who Wants to be a Billionaire?” hosted by popular Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım on Oct. 14.
“I am not competing here for myself. I am here to help,” he said during the competition, saying he would donate any money he won to charities in Turkey.
He managed to reach the question worth 125,000 Turkish Liras but quit the contest as he did know the answer to the question. He therefore settled for 60,000 liras, which he said he would donate to charities in Turkey working for refugees.
Questioned during the program about his impressions of Turkey, Khan said the Turkish people were “warm-hearted and warm blooded.”
“I am very impressed by the love of the Turkish people. I’m having a good time in Turkey. I did not know what I would find here,” he added.
Khan arrived in Istanbul on Oct. 4 to promote his latest film “Secret Superstar,” which will be released worldwide on Oct. 20.
Speaking at a news conference, the critically-acclaimed actor, whose films often break box office records in India and around the world, said he had been “constantly getting messages from Turkey” to visit the country.