Katrina to appear on TV shows to fund mom's charity

Oct 26, 2009, 08:19 IST | Subhash K Jha

Katrina Kaif has been making frequent television appearances of late

Katrina Kaif has been making frequent television appearances of late. And she's doing this only for her mother Susan Turquotte's charity Mercy Home in Madurai. 

The actress' cheque from her first game-show appearance bought the first ambulance for Mercy Home. The money she made through her appearances on 10 Ka Dum and Kaun Banega Crorepati before that, went to the orphanage her mother runs. It will be used to build a toddlers' wing.

Katrina Kaif with her mother Susan Turquotte


In negotiations

Kat is now in negotiation for a couple of other reality/music shows. "But only for my mother's charity work.

Otherwise, I wouldn't be interested in television appearances." Speaking on philanthropy, Katrina says, "Normally one doesn't like to speak on one's charity work. It's a bit cheesy. But since people have been asking why I'm seen on so many shows, I've to admit that I've been lending my mom a helping hand with her orphanage. I'm lucky enough to let my mother make sure my charitable donations are used in the best way."

Always there

Katrina's involvement with her mother's charity work is likely to grow in the coming months. She'll also get increasingly involved with Salman Khan's Being Human charitable work. "He has by now an organisation that runs on its own. But I'm always there to do whatever work he wants me to do for Being Human. But it's my mom who really needs my support. I want to use my name to make her work grow." Next on their agenda is an orphanage in Chennai where Katrina's mom lives.

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