Hrithik Roshan donates Rs 25 lakh to Cine and TV Artistes

Hrithik Roshan is doing his bit to support the daily wage workers in the coronavirus crisis who are among the worst-hit. The actor has now donated Rs 25 lakh to the Association of Cine and TV Artists (CINTAA) to assist the 4,000 daily-wage artists who fall under its purview.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 16, 2020 12:18 IST

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A mid-day report quoted Amit Behl, senior joint secretary and chairman of CINTAA's outreach committee, as saying, "A few days ago, KWAN, the talent management firm that handles Hrithik, asked for our account information and promptly transferred Rs 25 lakh to Cine Artiste Welfare Trust, our sister concern.

While noting the contribution of Vidya Balan to the cause, Behl said, "She's done her bit through the (producers') guild, and was pleased to support us. Additionally, she will post a video (inciting others) to help those in need."

The actor also helps facilitate 1.2 lakh nutritious meals for those seriously impacted by the lockdown enforced by the government during the country's Covid-19 outbreak.

The Super 30 star has inspired the NGO Akshaya Patra who is working on the ground to ensure that daily wage labourers and low-income groups in India get nutritious cooked meals in these tough times.

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