Akshay Kumar donates Rs 45 lakh to CINTAA, helps daily wage workers

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: May 28, 2020, 03:52 PM IST


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Akshay Kumar had previously donated Rs 25 crore to the PM’s relief fund for Covid-19.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has again come forward with some help for the daily wage workers as he contributed Rs 45 lakh to the Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA).

In a statement of thanks, Amit Behl, senior joint secretary, CINTAA said, “We are grateful to Akshay for helping in such trying times. The initiative was taken up by executive committee member and actor Ayub Khan. He roped in Jaaved Jaaferi to help connect with Sajid Nadiadwala and Akshay Kumar.”

He continued, “Without any delay, Akshay requested for the list of our members. We have been receiving messages of gratitude from the 1,500 daily wagers he helped.” The actor and producer Sajid Nadiadwala transferred Rs 3000 into each member’s bank account. “They have assured us that they will do whatever is needed to help the members,” Behl said.

Akshay had previously donated Rs 25 crore to the PM’s relief fund for Covid-19, an additional Rs 2 crore to the Mumbai Police Foundation, and Rs 3 crore to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to assist in the making of personal protection equipment, masks and rapid testing kits to help the battle against novel coronavirus.