SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Anil Kapoor has donated his salary from the Oscar-winning film to an Indian children's charity.
The actor, who played the movie's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire TV host, handed over his wages from the role to Plan India, which helps underprivileged kids in the country.
And Kapoor reveals it was his own humble upbringing which inspired him to donate the money to the organisation.
He says, "I think sometimes you do a film and everyone in this film - not only me - everyone connected to it had such a positive intent when they started. I think that's the reason for its success.
"Everyone - (director) Danny (Boyle), (producer) Christian (Colson), (writer) Simon (Beaufoy), (cinematographer) Anthony (Mantle) - they didn't have commerce in mind, they just wanted it to be a good film. We wanted as many people to see the film as possible. I feel it's the good intent of everyone and the children's good wishes and their families that have made this film what it has become.
"I told Danny, 'I can identify with (lead character from the slums) Jamal Malik.' It's almost the same thing because I started from a very simple background. Not slums exactly, but a 200 square metre cubicle with common bathrooms and I never wore shoes, always bare feet running around."
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