BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: The Producers Guild of India (Guild) and Indian Film & Television Producers Council (IFTPC) have teamed up with the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) to provide financial assistance to daily wage workers in the film industry who have been most impacted by the lockdown due to the coronavirus.
On March 18, Producers Guild of India (Guild) and IFTPC have come together to set up a relief fund to help the daily wage workers. The FWICE has also come forward to support this initiative to provide financial assistance especially to those who have no other financial assistance or support available to them from any other source. The funds will be made available to the individuals through direct bank transfers.
Now. the first tranche of funds raised by Guild and IFTPC will be made available to FWICE for disbursement to daily wage workers in the first week of April 2020. In West Bengal, too, actors, and directors, producers and others have come together to help the cine technicians and daily wage workers.
Meanwhile, Singham actor Ajay Devgn has joined the battle against coronavirus by donating Rs 51 lakh to help out daily wagers in the film industry. The money went to support the workers who belong to FWICE. Dabangg actor Salman Khan has pledged to take care of 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry financially.