Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has been doing his bit helping people in need through the coronavirus lockdown.
After contributing to several coronavirus charities and funds, now the actor has offered financial help to Mumbai’s iconic cinema hall, which is suffering big time due to the lockdown.
Akshay Kumar offers financial help
As per reports in IANS, the owner of Gaiety-Galaxy owner was quoted saying, “Three days ago, I got a call from Akshayji. He offered to provide financial assistance if the scenario continues. It was kind of him to offer help, but we should find a way to sustain ourselves. We have managed to collect enough funds to pay the salaries for this month, but the theatre shutdown will have long-term ramifications. Our focus is to ensure we don’t trim staff or resort to pay cuts.”
Manoj also mentioned about the recovering period post this 45 days lockdown period to be a tough one. He further said, “I will head to Gaiety and Maratha Mandir today to finalise our plan of action for May. We are reworking our plans to ensure that we don’t have to seek support from the industry folk.”
Akshay was among the first film stars to contribute to various charities. In March-end, he had announced that he would be donating Rs 25 crore to the emergency fund launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat health contingencies like the coronavirus.
On the work front, Akshay Kumar was busy shooting for his next film Bachchan Pandey before the outbreak of coronavirus forced the industry to stop work. Apart from this, the actor also has Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, Bachchan Pandey, Laxmmi Bomb and Bell Bottom in his kitty.