Bollywood stars rushed to help daily wage workers after the news of Salman Khan helping them was revealed. But what these stars did not think about was regarding the others who are also in the need of some help. Amongst these people are the ‘dwarfs’ in the movie industry.
Pravin Rana, who himself is a dwarf artist (please excuse me for using this word as I am not sure and don’t know which particular word should I use to properly convey this news), admits that he and other people like him had absolutely no or little hope that anyone will even come to help them.
But he was surprised when he came to know that none other than Salman Khan has come forward to extend financial help to the members of the All India Special Artists Association.
“Nobody cares much for us, but Salman Bhai stood by us during these trying times. We were surprised when we learnt that Rs 3,000 had been deposited into our accounts on Tuesday. No other actor has come forward to help us,” says Rana, who has worked with Salman in Bharat. “During the shoot too, he asked us to reach out to him when in need,” says Rana.
“We don’t get work on a daily basis. We are grateful to FWICE and Salman Khan for helping us with ration and financial help amid the lockdown. We have been told he will make a deposit next month, too,” Shameem Ahmed, another member of AISAA says.
BN Tiwari, president, FWICE, informs that about 90 vertically challenged actors come under the purview of the association. “Almost 45 of them have received Salman’s donation, the rest will get it in a few days.”