The Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) said on Wednesday that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has started the process of transferring funds to the accounts of the daily pay workers of the film industry.
The actor had recently promised to financially support 25,000 daily wage workers, who were badly affected by the 21-day lockdown that spread coronaviruses in the country.
According to FNICE President BN Tiwari, Salman has made an initial payment of Rs 3,000 to the daily wage earners of the film industry starting on Tuesday.
“We had given him the final list of 23,000 workers so far who were in dire need of financial help. He is going to transfer the money in installments as he does not want people to misuse it. He has transferred around Rs 3,000 each. Tiwari told PTI, “Tomorrow the workers and he will transfer the money again after some time. We thank him for helping his workers. Doors are.
A source close to Salman said that the superstar will continue to support the workers until the situation in the country improves.
“We have started the process from Tuesday. We are giving enough money to the workers monthly, we will also give money next month and if the situation is still the same, we will continue to help the workers till the time It does not come back. ” The source said.
FWICE said that Yash Raj Films has also provided financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to about 3,000 workers.
“Apart from Salman, a lot of Bollywood people have come forward to help the workers, including Ajay Devgan and Rohit Shetty, who have given Rs 51 lakh each. Boney Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor have also given money and some more There are also those who have offered. Financial support to the federation. We also got Rs 1.5 crore from the Producers Guild of India on Tuesday.
“The federation has received a total of Rs 3 crore from film industry people. We are yet to get the money from Netflix, which they announced from Daily Salar Bhogi and Amitabh Bachchan, who are going to give ration to one lakh workers. ” Tiwari said, “We are going to provide coupons in a day or two.”
He further said that ration coupons for Bachchan workers will also be given to other unions across the country such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Karnataka.
Tiwari said that FWICE is in the process of making another list of needy workers and then they will start the process of transferring funds.
“The Rs 3 crore that the federation has received will be disbursed to our five lakh workers in Maharashtra. We will start sending the money in phases from April 14. Those who have not received any financial assistance will be helped first. ” Tiwari said that the process of enlisting such workers is going on.
“FWICE has started distributing rations to workers in suburban Andheri and Jogeshwari. So far we have distributed 5,000 packet rations and we will give more,” he said.