Entertainment News Today, March 29: Actor Salman Khan has stepped forward in helping the daily wage workers in the film industry as India goes under lockdown and the shooting of all movies and TV shows stands cancelled for the next few days. The actor is reportedly providing for nearly 25,000 wage workers. A report in Pinkvilla suggests that Salman and his NGO Being Human Foundation have decided to take care of around 25,000 wage workers who work in the film industry in various fields. The news comes as a relief for those who are having difficulty in making their ends meet ever since the shootings have been stopped to curb the growing spread of the coronavirus in India. Also Read - After Akshay Kumar, Ratan Tata Donates Rs 500 Crore For Coronavirus Fight, Netizens Call Them 'Real Hero'
The report in the entertainment portal quotes a source confirming the news by saying that the superstar has always stood with all who work for him and in these trying times, it’s obvious that he will extend great support to the workers. The actor’s staff and others are always full of stories about his kindness and how he is known to make sure that no one who works for him is living miserably or is under distress. The actor has funded many medical treatments, heart surgeries, provided for villages, constructed and painted homes for poor people in the past. Also Read - Akshay Kumar Donates Rs 25 Crore to PM Modi's Relief Fund For Fight Against Coronavirus
The film industry stands united in its fight against COVID-19. After FWICE and other cinematic bodies created a special fund to aid the daily wage workers and also collected ration to distribute among them, several actors and filmmakers separately donated big amounts to the relief funds created by the government and other civic bodies. While Prabhas contributed Rs 4 crore, comedian Kapil Sharma donated Rs 50 lakh and Akshay Kumar made the highest donation so far of Rs 25 crore to the PM Relief fund. Actors Rajinikanth, Hrithik Roshan, Ram Charan, Pawan Kalyan and Arjun Bijlani among others also made donations. Also Read - FWICE Writes to Amitabh Bachchan For Financial Help as Shoot-Suspension Extends to April 14