The coronavirus lockdown has severely affected the film industry. All the shoots got canceled and releases got postponed. All the film workers got confined to their homes. But, this lockdown is severely affecting their lives. Most of the film laborers depend on daily wages. Now, there is no income source for them. To support them, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) is seeking support from Bollywood celebrities. As a first step, they have asked support from Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
While speaking in a recent interview, FWICE's president BN Tiwari said that he sent an email to Amitabh Bachchan on March 25. It was the day when the lockdown got started. They sought help from Mr. Bachchan during these tough times. The team is yet to get a reply from the Piku actor. However, they are confident that Amitabh Bachchan will definitely respond once he gets to know about their problems.
Various other celebrities have come forward to support the film industry's daily wage workers. Initially, Tiwari thought that those funds will be enough. Now, as the lockdown got extended, he realized that the team needs more funds. Thus, they approached Amitabh Bachchan. They are also hoping that if Bachchan donates, some other celebrities will follow him as well.
Meanwhile, many film celebrities are coming forward to help the government of India during these tough times. Yesterday, star hero Akshay Kumar donated Rs.25 crores for PM-CARES fund. Varun Dhawan followed him and donated Rs. 30 crores for the same cause.