Many Bollywood and Television actors started doing their bit by contributing to the PM’s relief fund or by announcing help to the daily wage workers in the industry. Just after Salman Khan took the responsibility of 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry and others, the name of popular lyricist Javed Akhtar has also been added to the list.
The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) declared an emergency relief package to support its members facing financial pressure during the 21-day lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic. Headed by lyricist, the IPRS will provide money to around 3150 author and music composer members across various geographies to meet their basic needs for the next three weeks as the country battles the outbreak.
The IPRS Chairperson Javed Akhtar stated – ”It is our duty to support the call made by our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for society to support each other through this 21-day lockdown period. IPRS is what it is because of all its members”.
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Akhtar did not specify the amount in the relief fund but said IPRS will be reaching out to its members to facilitate disbursement of the relief amounts on an immediate basis.