Varun Dhawan helps 200 Bollywood dancers, transfers funds directly into their accounts
Varun Dhawan has reportedly helped 200 dancers who work in Bollywood films and have been severely hit by the pandemic-related lockdown.
Actor Varun Dhawan has reportedly transferred money directly into the accounts of 200 background dancers who work in Bollywood films. A Times of India report added that Varun is aware of the hardships faced by these dancers because of the pandemic.
The report quoting Raj Surani, a former background dancer who now works as a coordinator for songs, said : “Varun Dhawan has helped the needy dancers. He has worked with a lot of them in three dance films. He was very concerned about how the dancers are managing their livelihood. He promised to help them and try and address their problems.”
Earlier this month, there were reports that Shahid Kapoor, who also began his career as a background dancer, had extended support to dancers. According to another report in Times of India, Shahid had transferred money into the accounts of 40 Bollywood dancers, severely affected by the pandemic.
Raj Surani had said: “Shahid Kapoor recently transferred money to the bank accounts of dancers he has worked. He has extended support to around 40 and has stated that he will help them for the next 2 to 3 months.”
Varun, meanwhile, Karan Johar’s production, Kalank. Neither of them ignited the box office. His next film will be his dad, veteran David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1, where he will be paired opposite Sara Ali Khan. The film is a remake of David’s ’90s of the same name, starring Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. The film’s crew has had extended shooting schedules in Thailand and later in Mumbai, before work came to a halt due to the pandemic.