Best known for blowing up cars and adrenaline-pumping fight scenes in his films, Rohit Shetty's oeuvre belies his sensitivity. The filmmaker, we hear, has adopted 10 cancer-stricken children and will take care of their medical expenses.
Rohit Shetty at the event. Pic/AFP
Rohit took the decision when members of the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) approached him to attend one of their events. "The CPAA along with World Health Organisation hosted an event on Saturday to spread awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco consumption. And for this, CPAA wanted Rohit to be one of the chief guests. But, he asked for a detailed narration of his role at the event," informs a source.
After learning more about CPAA, he decided to adopt the kids and donate money for their chemotherapy. "Rohit wanted to do something beyond merely being present at the event. He has adopted 10 cancer-afflicted children and has also donated Rs 5 lakh for their treatment," adds the source.
While Rohit could not be reached for a comment, Anita Peter, executive director, CPAA, says, "Yes, Rohit has adopted 10 kids. He didn't know much about our organisation, but when we briefed him about our work, he just donated a certain amount for the kids' treatment. He wanted to do more than just attend the event."