Bollywood actor Salman Khan who pledged to financially support 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry in the wake of the national lockdown has already started transferring money in the accounts of those daily wage workers.
The report quoted general secretary of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) Ashok Dubey saying: “Salman Khan had asked for the details of 25,000 workers. We received details of 19,000 member workers. Out of which 3000 workers had already received 5000 rupees each from another film studio. So we have sent the details of remaining 16,000 workers to Salman Khan and he had started the money transfer. Soon everyone will receive the money.”
Salman Khan transfers money to bollywood daily wage earners
Salman’s contribution will aid the artistes of FWICE, said the body’s president BN Tiwari. “After we approached Salman Khan, he asked us to give him a count of the most affected workers from our association and we told him there were 25,000 such artistes. He has decided to contribute for them. We will be sending him the list in the evening,” said Tiwari, to Indian express.com.
Salman via his Being Human Foundation reached out to their organisation to help the workers.
Earlier, filmmakers and actors, including Karan Johar, Taapsee Pannu, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kiara Advani, Rakul Preet Singh, Sidharth Malhotra, and Nitesh Tiwari pledged their support to a new initiative aimed at supporting the daily wage earners.