The lockdown situation adversely impacts the lives of daily wage cine workers. Actor Nikhil Kumaraswamy contributes Rs 31 lakhs to the various workers associations of the Kannada film industry.
Nikhil Kumaraswamy announced distribution of food rations earlier to film workers at their Union office in Gandhinagar. After concerns were raised over gathering a crowd, he has announced transferring money to the accounts of 3,000 workers.
Karnataka Television Association also suspended shooting of all television serials and reality shows from March 22 to March 31. It will be extended till the nation wide lockdown by central government is announced.
Also in addition to Rs 31 lakh for film workers unions, Nikhil Kumaraswamy has also contributed Rs 5 lakh to the television workers fund. Cheques were handed over to Ravindra, secretary of the Federation of Workers Unions today.
1Pawan Kumar also raised fund for Kanada Film Industry
Recently, Director and Actor Pawan Kumar did raise funds for the technicians and daily wage cinema industry labours. His tweet mentioned, Just an update – 433 people together contributed – Rs. 4,58,776. Since there have been comments about why the film fraternity is not doing anything. More than half of this collected amount came from a few actors, producers and directors.
IMPORTANT UPDATE for people who contributed money in the last 48 hours.
In 48 hours, the money raised for the support of “Daily wage workers of the Kannada film Industry” is Rs. 3,58,000.
I have been in touch with few senior members of the UNIONS and also actor Chetan (He has been extensively working in the betterment of the film workers.
I have got this information –
No of Daily workers Unions – 17
Asst Directors 335
Still photographers 38
Supporting Artists 260
Dubbing artists 40
Outdoor Unit 120
Art Director 45
Art Assistants 40
As per this information, the total number is – 2699
And if I have to give 3.5lakh to all of them, that is 120rs each. This makes no sense and not all of those members are in financial need.
Chetan suggested that he has a list of workers from each of the unions who fall under the BPL category.
I am asking the union heads to identify 10 people from each of the sectors who are in immediate need of funds.
170 people will receive Rs.2100 each.
If the Collected amount goes up, then more people will be added, but I have been suggested that giving out Rs.2000 to each worker and more number of workers is better than giving fewer people more money.
If you would like to add funds, please do.
UPI ID is actorinme-2@oksbi
And if you would like to bank transfer, here is the info –
State Bank of India, Sarraki Branch Bangalore
A/c No. – 33042273293
IFSC – SBIN0015641