Kumar was speaking at the launch of the book ‘Hindujas and Bollywood’, held at the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall in central London on Sunday evening.
Asked about his involvement in politics, the actor said he is trying to do his bit through cinema. ‘Raksha Bandhan’, the Aanand L Rai directorial which deals with dowry, was his latest effort.
“I am very happy doing films… As an actor, I do everything possible to address social issues. I have produced 150 films, the closest to my heart is ‘Raksha Bandhan’,” Kumar, the who was the chief guest at the event, he said.
“I produce commercial films, sometimes with social issues. I produce three-four films a year,” he added.
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From ‘Mother India’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Guide’ to ‘Sholay’, Indian industrialists Hinduja Brothers distributed around 1,200 films worldwide, playing a major role in shaping Hindi cinema.
“In all these films that we have financed and distributed, we have never lost money because we work hard to make money,” said GP Hinduja, co-chairman of Hinduja Group of Industries.
Lord Tariq Ahmad, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, said that
family had helped bring people together.
“As we celebrate 75 years of India’s independence today, we are also celebrating the contributions of the Indian diaspora,” said Ahmad, who was the guest of honour.
The book launch was also attended by noted film producer Vashu Bhagnani and Vijay Goel, president of Indo-European Business Forum, music director Anu Malik, Lord Raj Loomba, founder of NGO Loomba Foundation and Baroness Sandip Verma.
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