Salman Khan to support 25,000 daily wage workers amid COVID-19 lockdown

Lawrence Kim
March 30, 2020

And now, in times of the difficulty that the Coronavirus outbreak has brought upon us, many daily wage workers have been facing a hard time and in fact, are finding it hard to even feed themselves and their families.

"After we approached Salman Khan, he asked us to give him a count of the most affected workers from our association and we told him there were 25,000 such artistes. His Foundation said, Salman would like to deposit money into each of those 25,000 accounts directly".

Salman Khan has come to the rescue of daily wage workers from the film industry and well, he has made a decision to lend his support during this testing time of the Coronavirus lockdown. The actor already contributes Rs. 5 lakh every month, thus, taking care of their medical expenses too, revealed Ashoke Pandit, the chief adviser. "An industry source said, 'Salman Khan has always been there for workers and that is a known fact to all of us". However, he refused to comment on Salman's contribution to the 25,000 workers, saying, "I don't know much about it". "We must all look after our staff", he said. As far as Salman Khan Films is concerned, the employees were reportedly given their salaries early as soon as the lockdown was announced. "Salman is also taking care of the ration of those at his studio who are in dire need". Informing this, Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) president BN Tiwari said that the actor's Being Human Foundation has come forward to help survive the workers during the lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to check the novel coronavirus pandemic. This program will provide 10 days of essential food supplies to the families of daily wage earners.

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