Bollywood Celebrities have been helping in the fight of the COVID-19 pandemic in any way they can. They have been donating to the people worst hit by the nationwide pandemic. After Hrithik Roshan and Rohit Shetty, Ekta Kapoor has also joined in to financially help out the paparazzi who have been out of work recently.
A photographer had posted a thank you note for the filmmaker, revealing that she had directly sent payment to his team’s bank accounts. “While we are under crisis and jobs at stake, it’s good to see individuals like #ektakapoor coming and helping us in our difficult times. With no work and the crisis not slowing down Ekta has directly sent payment to our boys bank account.
This was well appreciated as it has become difficult to pay salaries now,” he wrote, thanking her. “We all will get out of this ! When d going gets tough the tough get going! Will soon see u n ur boys on job! JAI MATA DI,” Ekta had replied.
Earlier, Hrithik Roshan had deposited money into these photographers’ accounts while Rohit Shetty had also sent out payments. Bollywood actors have also donated towards PM CARES fund.
Shah Rukh Khan started seven initiatives to help people across the country during this time of crisis, he also offered his office space for quarantine facility. Rohit Shetty has also thrown open his eight hotels across the city for on-duty Covid Warriors to rest, shower and change, it includes arrangements for breakfast and dinner too.
Currently, Ekta Kapoor is self-isolating with her family at their residence in Mumbai. She has been sharing pictures and videos of herself playing with her son, Ravie during the lockdown on her social media. Earlier this month, Ekta put together a video, in which a number of television personalities came together to request people to donate to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) for the immediate relief of the daily wage workers of the entertainment industry.
She also announced that she’ll not take a year worth of salary of 2.5 crores so that they don’t face problems in paying their employees at Balaji Telefilms due to the losses suffered by them in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We all need to do things that will ease the hardships of people around us and of our country at large. It is my first & foremost responsibility to take care of the various freelancers & daily wage workers who work at Balaji Telefilms & who are going to suffer immense losses due to no shootings in the current scenario and uncertainty over the indefinite period to follow,” a statement shared on her Instagram account said.