Actor Pawan Kumar too raises lakhs for daily wagers
Daily wage cine workers in the Kannada film industry have found a saviour in Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of former CM H. D. Kumaraswamy. Nikhil has contributed Rs 31 lakh to the various workers associations of the Kannada film industry.
Earlier, Nikhil had announced distribution of food to film workers at their union office in Gandhinagar. But after concerns were raised over a crowd gathering, he announced transfer of money to the accounts of 3,000 workers.
Nikhil has given Rs 5 lakh separately to television association workers on Saturday.
Among others, ‘Lucia’ and ‘U-Turn’ fame director and actor Pawan Kumar has raised Rs 7.7 lakh for Kanada film industry technicians and daily wagers.
He tweeted recently: “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.”
He added: “In 48 hours, the money raised for the support of daily wage workers of the Kannada film Industry is Rs. 3,58,000.”