Rohit Shetty to share his remuneration from 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' with daily wage workers
Photo: Instagram/Rohit Shetty

Mumbai: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty will share a major portion of his remuneration from the new season of his reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi" with daily wage workers. Shetty recently started the shoot of the new season of adventure-based reality series, a statement from the filmmaker's team read.

The director, known for movies such as "Golmaal" series, "Singham" and "Simmba", will provide financial aid to support junior artistes, background dancers, stunt men, light men among others. He will directly transfer the money into the accounts of these individuals.

Producer Ashok Pandit, who is chief advisor to Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), took to Twitter on Thursday to laud the filmmaker for the gesture. "@fwicemum & @DirectorsIFTDA thanks film maker #RohitShetty Ji from the core of their hearts for sharing major portion of his remuneration to support #JuniorArtistes #Backgrounddancers #Stuntmen #Lightmen etc .He is a true #Singham of our industry. Wishing you great success," Pandit wrote on Twitter.

In April, Shetty was among the several celebrities from the film industry who came forward to help the daily wage workers amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. He had donated Rs 51 lakh to FWICE in order to support the daily wage workers. The filmmaker had also facilitated 11 hotels across the city for on-duty policemen to rest and have meals for 100 days.

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