As corona is surging in India, many Bollywood celebrities have come forward to donate in Covid relief fund. Now Filmmaker Aditya Chopra donates the entire budget of Yash Raj Films (YRF) 50 years celebration to aid the industry and daily-wage earners.
YRF completed 50 years in 2020, and Chopra had plans to celebrate the milestone event globally but viewing the present situation of the country he has decided to give the YRF 50 budget for the cause.
The production foundation will also provide cooked meals to thousands of frontline workers in Goregaon and also feed people at quarantine centres in Andheri, from the YRF Studios kitchen.
Chopra's also launched the Yash Chopra Saathi Initiative last week, aimed at providing financial support to thousands of film industry workers.
Chopra made clear that the funds need to be used on an urgent basis to restart the industry first, as it has been hit the hardest because of the virus.
Aditya only wants to concentrate towards helping the industry and the fraternity that has been a support system to YRF for the last 50 years too.
The Yash Raj foundation will supervise direct benefit transfers of Rs 5000 to women and senior citizens in the industry, as well as distribute ration kits to workers for a family of four for one month, through their NGO partner Youth Feed India.
YRF also wrote to the Maharashtra Chief Minister asking if they could purchase vaccines for the 30,000 registered workers of the film industry. YRF added it would cover all expenses related to workers getting vaccinated.