Salman Khan. (File Photo: IANS). Image Source: IANS News

May 08 : Ahead of the release of his film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, Salman Khan has pledged to offer monetary help to 25,000 daily wage earners of the Hindi film industry. The Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) said the organisation has a total of 2.5 lakh workers including junior artists, make-up artistes, stuntmen, spotboys and technicians. 

According to BN Tiwari, FWICE of President, Salman Khan has pledged to pay ₹1,500 each to 25,000 daily workers of Bollywood on monthly basis. FWICE will send the list of the workers who are in dire need, Tiwari said. 

Due to the massive spike in coronavirus cases, Maharashtra government has ordered lockdown in the state and suspended all shooting in the state. While several filmmakers have shifted film and TV shoots from Mumbai to Goa, recently even Goa government cancelled all shoot permissions given to producers. The move was taken to control increasing cases of COVID-19. In the wake of the situation, all daily wage workers have lost their livelihood. 

Recently, Salman Khan's banner, Salman Khan Films, has also announced that a part of the revenue earned from Khan’s film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will be used to support COVID-19 relief work across the country. Salman had also helped daily wage earners in 2020 when the country was under nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

BN Tiwari has also sent a list of 35,000 senior citizen workers to Yash Raj Films. The production house will pay Rs 5000 per month and monthly ration for a family of four. 

Recently, Salman Khan has also distributed food packets to frontline warriors. He had joined hand with Yuva Sena leader Rahul Kanal and distributed meal kits to 5,000 frontline workers,  including police personnel and health care workers. 

Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will  hit the big screens on May 13, on the occasion of Eid.

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