During the coronavirus pandemic, many Bollywood celebrities have come forward and helped by providing food and traditional aid. After Sonu Sood, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has arranged 3 flights to send migrant workers back to their home in Varanasi.
A Mid Day report quoted a source as saying, “Everything is being done with utmost discretion as Bachchanji doesn’t want it to be publicised. He was moved by the plight of the migrant workers and decided to help them. He has chartered the Indigo Airlines’ Varanasi-bound flight that is scheduled to depart on Wednesday morning. The 180 migrants scheduled to travel on the morning flight have been asked to report to the airport at 6 am. The initial plan was to send them home by train, but the logistics didn’t work out.”
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The report further states that Big B has been supervising the whole thing with the help of a close aid. He is also arranging more flights in West Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and a few other states to help the migrant workers reach their hometowns as soon as possible.
Earlier, Big B arranged 10 buses for the migrants to return to their hometowns in Uttar Pradesh.
The actor has collaborated with the Haji Ali Trust and the Pir Makhdum Trust since March in providing relief to the daily wage workers and migrant labourers in the city.