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Salman Khan to start a chain of theatres for children from underprivileged backgrounds!

Salman Khan is a kind heart person which everybody knows and he proves it every time. He is a person who come forward to help people. Now, the actor is all set to do a work that till now no star thinks about it.

Yes, if reports are to be believed, Salman is all set to start a chain of theatres called Salman Talkies, where tickets would be tax-free and available at subsidised rates and free for children from underprivileged backgrounds. Though the plan was set in motion two years ago, it has been delayed as Salman is carefully working out the logistics.

Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Salman revealed, “I had a lot of plans for the theatre chain but it’s taking me longer because I need to be very careful. There are a lot of logistical details involved so that the project doesn’t shut down. But let me clarify, the theatres will not be in Bandra or Juhu, but on the outskirts of Mumbai.”

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Salman says that he would love to inaugurate each theatre himself. “There are so many things I want to do in the exhibitor and distributor space, and by turning distributor with (the upcoming Eid release) Race 3, I have taken my first step in that direction. This chain adds another aspect to my portfolio,” he says.

Earlier, Salman has voiced his concern about film tickets in tier-one cities costing over Rs 400-500. He believes that increasing footfalls in small regions by building more theatres is the only way to boost box-office collections.

“Ticket rates should be brought down to Rs 200-250 for weekends and Rs 120-150 for weekdays, the way it is for regional films. With Hindi films, the numbers are higher but we need the footfalls too,” Salman said.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Salman is all set to be seen in his upcoming film Race 3. The film is slated to release on June 15.

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