Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Salman Gifts Own Painting For A Noble Cause

It is no longer a secret that actor Salman Khan has a talent for painting.

Salman gave one of his paintings for auction at a fundraising event, 'Right To Education', organised by Plan India Initiative on Saturday at Grand Hyatt. The money from the auction was for the welfare of deprived children. Bollywood director Karan Johar played the auctioneer at the event.

When Salman's painting came up for auction, the highest bid for the piece of art was Rs 20 lakhs.

The amount perhaps did not meet Salman's expectations. The actor walked on the stage and announced that he was pulling his painting out of the auction as the amount bid was too low. Salman took the mike and said that some day when he would perhaps be a famous artist, then he would think of selling that painting. The audience laughed at Salman's jest.

The event was a star-studded affair with celebrities like Anil Kapoor , Rishi Kapoor , Malaika Arora , Arbaaz Khan and their son Ahaan, Sri Devi, Boney Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan , Sangeeta Bijlani, Mohammad Azharuddin adding glamour to the evening.

Although Salman has had passion for painting since childhood, he started taking it seriously only recently. He has also learned some fine points of painting techniques from artist Nilesh Vede.

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