Salman Khan has gone on to prove once again that he has a golden heart. The actor on Wednesday, announced that he will be presenting the Indian Olympic athletes with cheques of Rs 1,01,000, as a ‘gesture of appreciation’ for their efforts at the games. Salman, who is India’s goodwill ambassador for the Rio Olympics, went on to say that the government is very supportive of sports and that we should also do our part to encourage sports in the nation.
The actor took to Twitter to share the following posts:
As a gesture of appreciation for our Olympic athletes, I will present each one with a cheque of Rs1,01,000.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) August 17, 2016
Early this week, Yash Raj Films, which produced the sports themed blockbuster ‘Sultan’, announced that they would give Rs 10 lakh cash award to the Indian athletes who win gold for the country at Rio Olympic games. The film which had Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in leading roles, was based on life of the Olympic medal winner Sultan Ali Khan. However, India’s large contingent of 118 athletes is still hoping to win a medal at the games.