Over the previous 10 days, as this paper continually chronicled the plight of daily-wage workers, a singular thing got here to the fore — the employees' unflinching belief that Salman Khan will stand through them in their hour of need. The celeb hasn't let them down, and has determined to undergo charges of 25,000 each day wagers. Not solely that, the actor's father — stated screenwriter Salim Khan — tells mid-day that his sons have lent economic help to their body of workers at their respective studios.
The veteran says, "I do not prefer to comment on [Salman's contribution to the 25,000 workers] as I do not be aware of lots about it. But our household has a precept — hamara paisa jahan jaaye, wahan dikhna chahiye aur kisike kaam aana chahiye. [Since the previous fortnight], we have been arranging foods for our constructing and Salman's protection guards. We have to all appear after our staff."
A supply from Salman Khan Films (SKF) exhibits that as quickly as the suspension of shoots was once introduced mid-March, the studio dispersed the month-to-month profits to its employees. "Salman is additionally taking care of the ration of these at his studio who are in dire need." Arbaaz Khan, who runs his eponymous studio, says, "We have requested all personnel to continue to be home; their salaries are taken care of as are their different needs."
Meanwhile, Ashok Dubey, established secretary, FWICE, displays that the pinnacle brass of SKF reached out to the employer on Saturday, enquiring about the every day wagers. "I knowledgeable them that they earn about Rs 15,000 a month. They stated that Salman wishes the account important points of the 25,000 workers, and he will sponsor them. Salman Bhai additionally contributes Rs 5 lakh each and every month, hence taking care of their scientific expenses." Ashoke Pandit, chief advisor, adds, "Salman and Salimji have constantly helped the industry."
Bollywood's Generous Act
Besides Akshay Kumar who contributed Rs 25 crore to the PM CARES Fund, Varun Dhawan donated Rs 30 lakh, and Randeep Hooda and his entrepreneur buddy contributed Rs 1 crore. Rajkummar Rao made a contribution to the PM's alleviation fund as nicely as the kingdom government's remedy fund. Hrithik Roshan and Kapil Sharma additionally did their bit for the cause.