New Delhi: As India is battling with the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come forward to financially help 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry. Speaking about Salman’s gesture, the general secretary of Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) Ashoke Dubey said that the actor’s manager spoke to the President of FWICE BN Tiwari and asked him to share the details of the workers who are registered with the federation, as per the media reports. Ashoke informed that Salman would be crediting Rs 1,500 in the accounts of 25,000 workers. The general secretary added that Salman was helpful during the previous lockdown as well.
Speaking to the leading daily, FWICE president BN Tiwari said “We have sent Salman Khan a list of names of the people in need and he has agreed to deposit the money.”BN Tiwari said that apart from Salman Khan, Yash Raj Films has also agreed to help 35,000 senior citizen workers. He added that the production house will be paying ration for a family of four and Rs 5,000 per family.
Last year too, Salman Khan had transferred funds into the accounts of daily wage workers from the film industry. He had made a payment of Rs 3,000 each to the daily wage workers of the film industry and had promised to transfer more funds later.
On the workfront, Salman Khan is awaiting the release of his upcoming film, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The film will release on Eid this year, May 13. Directed by Prabhudeva, Radhe also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff in pivotal roles. The actor also has Tiger 3 in the pipeline. He will also be seen in a cameo appearance in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan