New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: After getting the praise for providing one lakh bottles of hand sanitisers for Mumbai Police, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has now started a food donation drive to help artists and technicians from the theatre community.

The Dabangg actor, who's still stationed at his farmhouse, has been actively participating in the relief work amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 54-year-old actor earlier donated 5,000 ‘Eid kits’ through his initiative Being Haangryy.

Recently, Yuva Sena leader Rahul N Kana from Maharashtra said in an interview that he reached out to Salman for help to feed the people during the pandemic, adding that the Bollywood superstar immediately agreed to it. Rahul N Kana is coordinating the drive on behalf of Salman along with Shiv Sena cooperator Amey Ghole.

"We started the initiative when we heard about the plight of the artists and technicians of Shri Shivaji Mandir Natyagruha. I reached out to Salman Bhai who immediately agreed to help us. Each ration kit contains five kilos of rice and wheat flour, vegetables, oil, salt, spices and tea powder. We reached out to 186 workers on the first day and hope to extend help to other theatre artists through them. We are practising safety measures while distributing the kits," he said, as reported by News 18.

The Bollywood superstar on Sunday started the food donation drive in collaboration with Rahul N Kana through his initiative Being Haangryy. He sent out two food trucks to Damodar Natyagruha in Parel and Shri Shivaji Mandir Natyagruha in Dadar.

Being Haangryy food truck was designed for Salman’s forthcoming film 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai' but as the shoots are halted, the superstar utilised the truck to feed the poor amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Praising the actor, Rahul N Kana thanked Salman Khan on Twitter and said, “Thank you @BeingSalmanKhan Bhai for being there for one and all, specially theatre artists and theatre staff across Mumbai and we started first 186 staff through @AmeyGhole bro...thank you for being there...@upalakbr999 ji for connecting us with others as well”

Later, Maharashtra's Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also appreciated the actor for thinking about the plight of the frontline workers and making the move. He said, "Thank you @BeingSalmanKhan for providing Lakh Hand Sanitizers to our @MumbaiPolice #WarAgainstVirus"

Earlier Salman had also donated 5,000 ‘Eid kits’ through his initiative Being Haangryy. The kits included milk, ghee, vermicelli and dry fruits.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma