Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has initiated the process of transferring funds to the day-job accounts of the film industry, the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) said on Wednesday.
The actor had recently agreed to fund 25,000 day laborers who were severely affected by the 21-day ban to curb the country’s corona virus.
According to BN Tiwari, FWICE, President, Salman made an initial payment of Rs 3,000 each to the day laborers in the film industry as of Tuesday.
“We had given him the final list of 23,000 workers in dire need of financial help. He will transfer money in installments because he doesn’t want people to abuse it. He transferred about 3,000 rupees to each worker yesterday and he will be after some Transfer time again. We are grateful to him for helping our workers, “Tiwari told PTI.
A source near Salman said the superstar will continue to support workers until the situation in the country improves.
“We started the process on Tuesday. We will give the workers enough money monthly, we will give the next month as well, and if the situation is still the same, we will continue to help the workers financially until they do not return.” Normalcy, “said the source.
According to FWICE, Yash Raj Films has given around 3,000 workers financial support of 5,000 rupees.
“In addition to Salman, many Bollywood people have come to help the workers, including Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty, who each gave Rs 51 lakh. Boney Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor have also given money, and there are few who offer have financial support for the association. We also received 1.5 billion rupees from the Producers Guild of India on Tuesday. “
“The association has received a total of 3 rupees from people in the film industry. We have not yet received any money from Netflix that they announced for day laborers, nor from Amitabh Bachchan, who will provide a ration to a lakh worker will provide vouchers that we should receive in a day or two, “said Tiwari.
He also said that Bachchan’s food voucher will be given to other associations across the country, including Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Karnataka.
Tiwari said FWICE was preparing another list of needy workers and then they would start transferring money.
“The Rs 3 crore that the association has received will be distributed among our five lakh workers in Maharashtra. We will be sending money gradually from April 14th. Those who have not received financial support will be helped first. We are in the process of creating a list of such workers for the same, “said Tiwari.
“FWICE has also started distributing rations to workers in the Andheri and Jogeshwari suburbs. So far we have distributed 5,000 ration packages and will give more,” he added.
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