The villagers of Hatluni village in Karjat got a surprise gift this new year from none other than actor Salman Khan! The actor lead the entire unit of “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” to paint houses in the village, the report stated. He also gifted sarees for women and played a game of football with the village boys, the report added. The unit was helped by a bunch of professional painters and the 30-member group managed to paint every house, the village library, and even the water tank, in under five hours.
The houses, mostly made of mud and wood and with thatched or tin roofs are all now brightly coloured in pinks and blues, one of the houses even got a painting done by Salman as a wall-hanging. Reportedly, the idea to paint the village struck Salman when he was stationed at ND Studios, Karjat, flitting between two films, “Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan.” Just outside the studio gates, a few lanes away, is the village of Hatluni, which the actor would pass on his way to and from work. "There were about 30 of us, and led by Salman, we painted the entire village in one five-hour stretch. The results are fantastic," said Kabir Khan.