BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Yesteryear actor and politican Shatrughan Sinha has courted fresh controversy by claiming that hearing news about huge donations by some people is offensive and demoralizing.
“It is downright offensive and demoralizing to hear someone has contributed Rs. 25 crores. Is this to say, you are going judge an individual’s volume of concern for the current crisis by the amount of money he gives away? In no part of the world do celebrities flaunt the amount they give for charity. Charitable causes are always a private affair. I fear showbiz is now in the danger of collapse, so now we have it being replaced by show-off biz,” he said, reports Bollywood Hungama.
However, he has immense respect for the hard decisions that Prime Minister Modi had to take regarding the lockdown, but wishes it was implemented earlier. “I salute PM Modi for the decision. We are going through an unprecedented crisis. I had heard of spanish flu and the plague. But this is much worse. The lockdown has saved us. My complaint is, it came too late.”
He dearly feels for the plight of daily wage workers, especially of the film industry. “All of us in the film industry who have the power to do something for them must do so, because the lockdown will continue to affect the film industry for months , maybe till the end of the year. Let’s ensure food for the film industry’s workers,” he said, according to the entertainment portal.