MUMBAI: Actor Ajay Devgn is going to be donating Rs 51 lakh to Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) to help daily wage film workers, who are left without jobs because of the lockdown amid this dangerous coronavirus pandemic.
Verifying the news, Ashok Dubey, general secretary of FWICE, said: "Ajay Devgn has pledged to donate Rs 51 lakh to FWICE."
"I'm glad that individuals like Ajay and Rohit (Shetty) are helping the daily wage workers who need it the most during the downtime. We've received more enquiries from others eager to provide monetary help. We are providing them with the account details. I hope more and more people step up to show their support towards daily wage workers," Dubey added.
FWICE is leaving no stone unturned to aid its more than five lakh worker members.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was the first industry bigwig who took the initiative to provide for the 25,000-odd daily wage workers of the movie industry whose lives are affected due to the lockdown.
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty subsequently donated Rs 51 lakh to FWICE. Frames Production Company and Shashi Sumit Productions have also provided ration and money for the cause. FWICE will utilise all the donated money to provide for its daily wage workers like junior artistes, stunt artistes, light men, and spot boys amongst others.