Bollywood actor Salman Khan is reportedly bearing expenses of ‘25000’ daily wagers amid the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.
Reports of Salman’s initiative began doing the rounds after actor Akshay Kumar announced that he will be contributing Rs 25 crore to the ‘PM-CARES’ fund.
Salman Khan’s contribution will aid the artistes of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), the body’s president BN Tiwari was quoted saying.
After we approached Salman Khan, he asked us to give him a count of the most affected workers from our association and we told him there were 25,000 such artistes. He has decided to contribute for them. We will be sending him the list in the evening
Appealing to his followers to stay at home during the lockdown, Salman Khan had posted a video on his social media handle saying ‘don’t step out of your house, it’s not a public holiday, it’s a serious situation’. Watch Salman’s full appeal, below.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 21, 2020