Salman Khan is to be crediting Rs 1500 within the checking account of the industry workers who are suffering due to the pandemic.
Just like last year, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come to the fore to financially support 25,000 daily wage workers from the movie industry as India battles the second wave. The actor is going to be crediting Rs 1500 in the Bank account of the industry workers who are suffering due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) general secretary, Ashoke Dubey told indiaexpress.com, “Salman Khan’s manager spoke to BN Tiwari (FWICE president) and asked us to send details of 25,000 workers from the federation. The star is going to be crediting Rs 1500 in each one’s Bank account. He was helpful even last year when Covid first hit India, and he’s back at it again.”
After last year’s nationwide lockdown, the badly hit movie industry had started recovering in December. The daily wage workers also started getting work by February but the second wave of Covid-19 made things worse once more.
Dubey added, “We didn’t see this situation coming as work had started off well from December. By February, many of our workers were getting jobs so all were happy. Then, the second wave hit and work opportunities closed down. We don’t even know when things will start again.”
A spokesperson of Salman Khan Films said, “We are glad to be a part of this noble initiative, to contribute our bit towards the nation’s fight against Covid-19. Since the last year, we’ve been consistent in our efforts towards fighting Covid-19, since this unprecedented crisis struck our country and therefore the world.
Very importantly, we’ve also come to understand that holding up the release of a pre-shot film might not help us in any way but using its proceeds towards fighting the pandemic may be a more suitable and pragmatic approach. Radhe’s release on ZEE5 and ZeePlex will empower us to contribute more in these extremely difficult times.”
Digital platform ZEE5 has announced a ‘Radhe Combo’ package priced at Rs 499, which includes access for one year. It will allow consumers to watch Radhe movie, ZEE5 originals, movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Ad-free Catch-up TV, Zindagi TV shows, kids content, and much more for one year.