Hrithik Roshan has decided to donate his eyes to support the cause. Earlier, actors like Aishwarya Rai, Rajinikath, Amitabh-Jaya Bachchan, Suniel Shetty, Madhavan, Rani Mukerji, Sonakshi SInha and Hema Malini have already pledged their eyes.
According to a report in Times of India, chairman and director of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Dr. S Natarajan asked Rakesh Roshan if Hrithik would like to promote eye donation and pledge his eyes. He was in for a pleasant surprise when the producer responded that his light-eyed son was already planning the same. Dr. Natarajan has an old association with the Roshan family since he was also the doctor of Hrithik’s paternal grandfather, the famous composer Roshan.
Apparently, Hrithik wanted to keep the news under wraps. However, now they decided to spread the word. “Although Hrithik pledged his eyes on his birthday, he requested us not to publicise this as he did not want to make this about promoting Kaabil. Now that Kaabil is a great success, we would like to use this news to encourage the public to pledge their eyes and share the light and follow Hrithik’s example,” Natarajan said in the report.
Hrithik played a blind man in Kaabil and was so moved while preparing for his role and understanding the plight of the visually impaired that he took this decision.