Film producer Sajid Nadiadwala through his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Nadiadwala Grandson Foundation has pledged to donate to the PM Cares Fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Besides this, he has also announced a bonus for his 400 employees so that they can contribute to the relief funds individually amid the COVID-19 crisis. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Increases Advance Booking Period For All Trains From 30 to 120 Days
Sajid Nadiadwala has stepped up to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. As per the reports in Mumbai Mirror, the filmmaker is giving Rs 10,000 and bonus to all the daily wage workers associated with his production house besides pledging donations to PM-CARES, THE Chief Minister Relief Fund-COVID19. Also Read - Nepal Airport Under Renovation Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
Film critic and movie trade analyst Taran Adarsh released Nadiadwala’s official statement on Twitter. “#SajidNadiadwala announces bonus for over 400 employees… OFFICIAL STATEMENT… #COVID19Pandemic #CoronaVirus #Covid_19 #COVID19” Also Read - Bangladesh Govt Decides Not to Extend COVID-19 Shutdown
The ‘Housefull’ producer has also pledged to contribute to the Motion Pictures & TV Producers Welfare Trust, Shree Bhairav Seva Samiti, Film Industry Welfare Trust.
Actor Kriti Sanon appreciated this noble initiative by Sajid on Twitter and wrote, “This is so heartwarming! empowering your employees to donate. Sajid Sir this initiative coming from you makes me feel more proud to be a part of #NGEFamily This shall inspire more people to come forward. Lovee youu!!@WardaNadiadwala@NGEMovies#StayHomeStaySafe.
On the work front, Sajid has written and produced films including Housefull (2010), Baaghi (2016) to directing Kick (2014) that brought him various debutant director awards, and wrote the Marathi film Lai Bhaari that was produced by Riteish Deshmukh.
COVID-19 cases in India crossed 5,000 on Tuesday, having doubled in the past five days, even as the death toll from the virus went past 150 to end the day at 165.