The actor offers to sponsor treatment for a differently-abled contestant on a reality show
Moved by the effective performance of the differently abled Kartik (he is hearing and speech impaired) in Zee’s Cinestars Ki Khoj, Salman Khan offered help to cure his disability. The Allahabad boy has been receiving accolades for his performances in the talent hunt with his creative use of body language and ability to express despite his disability.
This week, when Salman and his Kick co-star Jacqueline Fernandez visited the sets, Kartik presented a comic mime act and left them spell-bound by his performance. Salman, oblivious to his physical disability, applauded his performance.
After being told by the judges Sonali Bendre, Victor and Anurag Basu that Kartik cannot hear or speak, it took Salman a couple of minutes to recover and gain composure to speak. He was visibly moved and immediately asked his mother why they had not get a cochlear implant done.
Kartik, whose mother is a homemaker and father a cashier in a government bank cited their financial conditions as the reason for not being able to get their son treated. The moment Salman heard about this, he immediately offered to help the family treat their son and said that he will be cured during the show itself and that they should check with an ENT at the earliest if the implant is feasible and let him know.
It was then disclosed to him that the channel had decided to take up the cost of the expensive cochlear implant required to cure their talented contestant. Salman, who is known for his benevolent nature, showed yet again his ‘Being Human’ side. Rather, he did not only limit himself to offer help to the family in treating their son but also went on stage to shake a leg with his ardent fan Kartik and his mother. Kartik was so elated to meet his favourite star, that he even imitated Salman’s signature dance steps.
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