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    By Joginder Tuteja, September 30, 2010 - 11:20 IST

    When it comes to the West, Akshay Kumar is known to be quite popular, especially amongst NRIs at Canada, UK and US. Now it appears that he is all set to expand his presence in the East as well, as evidenced in the recently held charity event at Hong Kong where he was a special invitee to come up with a performance. The event was organised by YFG (Young Executives Group).

    Says a highly placed official from YFG, "Akshay put up a great show at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong. The show was such a resounding success, as it was never before seen in Hong Kong, and will be remembered for a long time to come!"

    A sell out dinner show, it resulted in huge moolah coming in which went towards charity to The Community Chest of Hong Kong. The amount raised was approximately Rs. 1.63 crores (HK$2,800,000) and would form a part of the trust which is used to improve the life of a couple of million people living below the poverty line.

    Confirms the official, "Yes, all credit goes to Akshay here. HK$2,800,000 is a huge amount by all standards and it was wonderful for him to fly over and give a spirited performance. Our guests were enthralled. We wish he comes in all over again. Not just is he a great professional, as evidenced in the way he performed, he is also a wonderful human being. Despite being a superstar in Bollywood, he came across as someone who is totally down to earth and rooted. It was amazing."

    Since this was a charity event, Akshay is said to have not charged any money for the performance.

    Says a source, "That's right; he didn't charge a single penny for his visit to Hong Kong. Considering the fact that he was shooting for Tees Maar Khan till a day before and is now going all out to promote his next Action Replayy now, it is amazing that he squeezed out time for this event and that too without any monetary gains."

    Guess that's what charity actually calls for!



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