Actor Varun Sharma, whose mother was a fine arts teacher at a college in Jalandhar, has decided to extend financial help to the families of two retired teachers for a better life.
"Being a teacher is not an easy job and it’s sad that they have to subsist on such small pensions after working so hard. A few of my childhood friends and I have pledged to support two families of retired teachers in Punjab. We will sort out their monthly expenses," Varun, best known for his roles in films like 'Fukrey', 'Dolly Ki Doli' and 'Dilwale', said in a statement.
"At an age when they should relax, they are forced to do odd jobs like baby-sitting. All I am trying to do is to help them and spread awareness about the problem," Varun added.
Varun said he likes to be with elders and enjoys talking to them about their life experiences.
'There is so much to learn from them,' he said.
Varun's mother retired last year after 38 years of service and she now lives with him in Mumbai.
'She doesn’t say much, but she appreciates my decision (of being an actor). I know she is proud of me,' added Varun, who will be next seen in Dinesh Vijan’s 'Raabta'.