Shahid Kapoor Lends a Helping Hand to 40 Background Dancers

The actor will be transferring money to their accounts directly.

Published10 Jun 2020, 10:17 AM IST
1 min read

Bollywood celebrities have recently been extending help to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of daily wage workers working in the film and television industry have lost their livelihoods due to the country wide lockdown.

Shahid Kapoor, too has now extended support to around 40 background dancers, reports Times of India. Raj Surani, a former Bollywood dancer who now helps dancers connect with filmmakers, told the publication, “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.”

“We shortlisted dancers from the days when he started his career with Ishq Vishq. It has been 17 years and they are in a bad condition, they may not be working right now. Apart from them we have even included those dancers who worked with him in ‘Dhating Nach’, ‘Shaandaar’, and ‘Agal Bagal’.”
Raj Surani, on Shahid Kapoor helping background dancers

An enthusiastic dancer, Shahid has himself worked as a background dancer in films like Dil To Pagal Hai and Taal.

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