Superstar Salman Khan has come ahead and pledged to provide financial assist to 25,000 day by day wage earners of the movie business, the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) mentioned on Friday. According to B N Tiwari, FWICE of President, the 55-year-old actor shall be paying Rs 1,500 to each employee on month-to-month foundation. “We got a confirmation from Salman Khan last night that he will help 25,000 workers with Rs 1,500 each monthly. We will soon finalise and send the list of the workers to those who are in dire need,” Tiwari informed PTI.
In order to include the unfold of the coronavirus, the Maharashtra authorities has suspended shoot of all movies and exhibits within the state. Following this, makers of a number of movie and TV shoots from Mumbai just lately shifted their capturing base to Goa.
However, the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) on Thursday cancelled all permissions granted for shootings within the state within the wake of the surge of COVID-19 circumstances.
FWICE has a complete of two.5 lakh workers together with junior artists, make-up artistes, stuntmen, spotboys and technicians.
Most just lately, Khan’s banner Salman Khan Films introduced that the income earned from the celebrity’s upcoming movie “Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai” shall be utilised to assist COVID-19 relief work throughout the nation.
The actor additionally financially supported day by day wage earners in 2020 when the nation witnessed nationwide lockdown within the wake of the pandemic.
Last yr, Netflix had introduced that it’ll contribute Rs 7.5 crore to Producers Guild of India (PGI) Relief Fund to assist day by day wage earners. Tiwari revealed that the 2 organisations will switch Rs 3.5 crore from the sum to 7,000 wage workers.
“We are informed that Netflix and Producers Guild of India will help 7,000 cine workers with Rs 5,000 each. A total of Rs 3.5 crore help. We have sent them the list of the workers,” Tiwari mentioned.
The FWICE president lamented the callous behaviour of the state and central governments, saying that there was no assist from them for the day by day wage earners.
“There is no help from the state or central government so far for the workers and this is really disheartening,” he mentioned.