Katrina Kaif transfers money to 100 dancers bank accounts amid COVID-19
While everybody is beginning to start off with their jobs , some Bollywood actors have already resumed with their shoot . Meanwhile background dancers of Bollywood are facing financial crisis in this difficult time. Now, TOI has it that Katrina Kaif reached out to 100 Bollywood dancers helping them financially .
Katrina has transferred money directly to the dancers account which will help them in their small business. Raj Surani, coordinator of Bollywood songs stated to Times of India,” the dancers have utilised the money transferred by Katrina Kaif to start small businesses like tiffin service, beauty services and selling homemade chocolates”.
With no film release and songs being shot, many background dancers have started their own business to support their family. A Bollywood dancer Raj Surani told Times of India that,” Dancers are really motivated to become self-reliant . Dancers will be the last one to get back to sets . Last months have been tough on them as they are daily wagers with no other source of earning . Thanks to actors like Katrina Kaif , dancers are taking up alternate professions during this crisis . There are some who work in call centers, whereas, others have started jobs in setting up gym equipment at client home/gyms , selling groceries and trading business . We would like more actors and film industry professionals to come forward and help them”.
Hetal, a senior dancer in Bollywood who had also received help from the actor started her own business of selling vegetables online to societies. “I am taking the risk of my life as i leave at 3 AM in the morning leaving my children alone , to buy vegetables and then come back and sell vegetables to locals”, Hetal told Times of India .