Bollywood stars are stepping forward to help the nation fight the war against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Many prominent B-Town celebs have made donations to various relief funds and PM-CARES Fund. The more adversely affected by the lockdown are the daily wage workers who are getting no income as the world has come to a standstill.
Bollywood’s superstar Salman Khan is also doing his part in the midst of the global pandemic. The Bharat actor has pledged to provide financial support to 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry, reported the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE).
Salman has now upgraded it to Rs.6000 per worker for the next two months. As per Ashok Dubey, the General Secretary of FWICE, they have provided a new list of 25,000 workers to Salman’s team with their account details. Salman had decided to support the daily wage workers for 2 months by giving Rs.6000 (Rs.3000) per workers. Once he received the full list, the payments were all done. The total of the same comes around to Rs. 15 crores for 2 months for 25,000 workers.
Salman Khan has also extended his support towards daily wage women workers. There are around 800 women with FWICE out of which 40 of them did not have a bank account. A separate database was made for them and the list is provided to Salman Khan. The account details of their relatives were made available by the federation to help the women workers.
On the work front, Salman Khan was last seen in Dabangg 3 alongside Saiee Manjrekar and Sonakshi Sinha. The film did an average business at the Box Office. Up next, Salman will be next seen in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The film was slated to release on Eid this year but there are speculations that the release date of the film might be postponed because of the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus scare.