BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: As the country reels from the shocks of the coronavirus pandemic, the hardest hit are the lower classes who depend on daily wages for survival. A lot of such workers form the backbone of the movie industry. To help them out, director Karan Johar has pledged donations through his house Dharma Productions.
PM-CARES, Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Give India Fundraisers, GOONJ, Zomato Feeding India, International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and Producers Guild of India are among the beneficiaries.
Taking to Twitter, Karan uploaded a video showing the plight of the underprivileged. It narrated, “Over the past month India has stood united in this decision to stay home and stay safe until we overcome this pandemic. But there is so much more to do in order to win the fight against this dreaded disease. With the lockdown being extended, it’s only going to get harder on everyone, especially those workers and technicians who rely on daily wages for their livelihood. They are in a situation in which they don’t have clarity on where their next meal is coming from…and that can be scary…. very scary.”
We’re all in this together and it is our responsibility to help those in need during these difficult times… which is why the Dharma family has come together to support these notable causes in their mission to provide relief during this lockdown. #LetsUniteAgainstCOVID pic.twitter.com/5Y9aBcXgfe
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 18, 2020
It further added, “They are in this situation through no fault of their own, and we believe it’s our moral responsibility to help them as much as we possibly can that is why the entire Dharma family has come together to extend our support to the various causes initiated by the government and host of NGOs to help those affected by this lockdown. There is still a lot to be done, and this is our contribution to the cause. Let us all unite and fight COVID together.”