Entertainment News Today, April 8: Actor Salman Khan might be living at his Panvel Farmhouse amid the coronavirus lockdown but he is keeping a strict check over the money that he has pledged to donate to the 25000 wage workers in the industry. In the latest development, the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees has confirmed that they have sent the details of 16000 wage workers to Salman and they have started receiving money already. A report in IndiaTV reveals that Salman had asked for the details of the 25000 workers, however, the bank account details of only 19000 people could be arranged out of which 3000 already received an amount of Rs 5000 from another production house and some with stable financial conditions voluntarily asked the federation to help those who are in dire need of monetary aid. Also Read - 'Hum Darr Gaye!' Salman Khan And Sohail Khan's Son Nirvaan Ask Fans to be Scared of Coronavirus And Stay Indoors
The details of 16000 members have been sent to Salman’s manager Jordy Patel and the transfer has begun. Patel has also revealed that Salman will continue to make the transfers and repeat the donations next month as well until everything comes back to normal once the lockdown is over. Also Read - Trending Bollywood News Today, April 3: Salman Khan Keeps His Word And Pays Money to Radhe Crew Members Amid Lockdown, Makeup Artist Confirms
Earlier, FWICE had confirmed that the superstar had a word with them and expressed the wish of helping those in need by directly transfer the money in their bank accounts. The General Secretary of FWICE, Ashok Dubey, talked to Mid-Day in an interview recently and said, “I informed them that they earn about Rs 15,000 a month. They said that Salman wants the account details of the 25000 workers, and he will sponsor them. Salman bhai also contributes Rs 5 lakh every month, thus taking care of their medical expenses.” Also Read - Trending Bollywood News, March 31: Disha Patani Comments on Salman Khan's Fitness Regime, Says 'he Nails Action at This Age'
Meanwhile, FWICE has also reportedly received an amount of Rs 1.5 cr from the producer’s guild and more help is expected from other film bodies.