Salman Khan to transfer money to accounts of 25,000 daily workers in the film industry

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Just like last year, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has volunteered to financially support 25,000 daily workers in the film industry as India faces the second wave. The actor will credit Rs 1,500 into the bank account of industry workers who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

West Indian Film Workers Federation (FWICE) General Secretary Ashoke Dubey told indiaexpress.com: “The manager of Salman Khan spoke to BN Tiwari (President of FWICE) and asked us to send the details of 25,000 workers to the federation. The star will credit Rs 1500 to everyone’s bank account. It was useful even last year when Covid first hit India, and it’s back. “

After last year’s nationwide lockdown, the hard-hit film industry began to recover in December. Daily wage workers also started finding work in February, but the second wave of Covid-19 made matters even worse.

Dubey added: “We did not see this situation happen because the works had started well from December. In February, many of our workers were getting jobs, so everyone was happy. Then the second wave hit and the job opportunities were closed. We don’t even know when things will start again.

Recently, Salman also distributed refreshments and meals to frontline workers such as medical and police personnel, BMC employees and cleaners in Mumbai. In a bid to help the country, which is battling the second wave of the virus, the actor also said that part of the income generated by his upcoming film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will go to the aid of Covid-19.

A spokesperson for Salman Khan Films said: “We are happy to be a part of this noble initiative, to contribute our contribution to the country’s fight against Covid-19. Since last year, we have been consistent in our efforts to fight Covid-19, since this unprecedented crisis hit our country and the world. Very importantly, we also realized that delaying the release of a pre-shot movie may not help us in any way, but using its proceeds to fight the pandemic is a more appropriate and pragmatic approach. Radhe’s release on ZEE5 and ZeePlex will allow us to contribute more in these extremely difficult times.

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