The Indian film and TV industry has been stalled ever since the lockdown. A lot of shoots have been affected majorly for both, movie and TV soaps. However, the major chunk who have got a hit are the daily wage artists like spot boys, setting team, light men, etc. One such story came into light about filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala through social media about helping Ghulam Sattar, a lightman from the industry, who had to see his worst days because of lockdown.
Ghulam, aged 54 had to leave industry due to a physical issue which pulled him back from working. Luckily, he recovered from the surgery with ample of struggles and decided to start working back in January only to realize that the pandemic had occurred and lockdown emerged.
He was working as a light-man on the TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. The worker has been going through a very difficult time financially and to such an extent where he doesn't have money even to afford food.
According to a source, "The filmmaker had asked his manager to personally look into the matter and when Sattar was called by him, he couldn't hold back his tears. He told his manager how they were struggling on a daily basis for basic needs. Sajid came to an awareness of Sattar's situation, he was baffled as he didn't have money for food and that he would survive people's offerings of food. An amount of Rs. 10,000 was transferred to Sattar on immediate basis. Sattar isn't the first who Sajid has helped, the filmmaker is taking care of 400 such workers who have been working on his film projects."
We definitely need more people to come forward and help the needy in this hour of time.
#SajidNadiadwala sir got light into light-man Ghulam Sattar’s life by providing him 10k for daily needs & medical essentials in a time when Ghulam didn’t even have money to afford food. The light man couldn’t hold back his tears seeing the filmmaker’s gesture! ♥️♥️??? pic.twitter.com/xVzEQtf3dH— Sajid Nadiadwala FC (@nadiadwala_fc) May 20, 2020