The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought the entire nation to a standstill. All the states are facing a lockdown and are restricted to their homes. However, a large section of the underprivileged people are hit badly by the novel virus and the lockdown. The daily wage workers are left with no source of income and are finding it difficult to afford the essential items like food grains as well.
In such a scenario, Bollywood has stepped forward as a collective industry and graciously donated their contributions to the PM CARES Fund to help the need hit by COVID-19. Besides the monetary contributions, many actors have extended help in various ways by providing food grains, quarantine facilities and also PPE kits for the frontline workers.
If there’s one such actor who has been actively helping the needy and underprivileged that has been suffering a financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is none other than Salman Khan or as fans like to call him ‘Bhaijaan of Bollywood’.
Salman is currently staying at his Panvel farmhouse along with his close friends Jacqueline Fernandez, Iulia Vantur, Waluscha De Sousa and others. Recently, Salman shared videos on his social media where he along with his family and friends can be seen helping the local villagers with food supplies.
A source quoted by Mumbai Mirror revealed, “He has supplied rice, lentils, vegetables, eggs and foodgrains to over 1000 families in the villages around Panvel, some of the essentials are grown in his own farm. He has also procured and distributed hundreds of sanitisers and soaps to the locals so they can maintain basic hygiene.”
The actor has also encouraged the villagers to reach out to him in case of an emergency or an urgent need.
Earlier Salman came to rescue of daily wage workers from the film industry and pledged to help 25,000 workers, as informed by the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE).
He asked for account details of 25,000 workers and deposited money in their bank accounts to help them financially. Salman is also providing financial aid to 25000 specially-abled artists in the film industry.
His father Salim Khan also informed that the family has been taking care of the house staff and employees and revealed that his sons- Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail, have lent financial assistance to their staff at their respective studios.
Besides, Khan had also reacted to an emergency call from Malegaon where people have been hit by the coronavirus lockdown and needed financial assistance. The actor’s team immediately looked into the matter and Salman extended help to 50 female ground workers in Mumbai.