Actor Salman Khan stepped out over the weekend to distribute refreshments and meal packs to frontline workers as the Covid-19 outbreak sweeps through Mumbai. The city has been under a lockdown for over two weeks, however, all frontline workers like medical and police personnel, municipal workers and cleaners have been working day and night to keep the city moving.
On Sunday, Shiv Sena's youth wing core committee member Rahul Kanal was quoted in a media report as saying, “Salman bhai has immense respect for frontline workers. His mother even sends handmade tiffin for the police personnel that has been stationed outside his house on security duty. So Salman bhai thought since the lockdown is going on and these workers are on duty 24/7, we should start sending food packets for them and try and make it easier for them.”
Kanal added, “We were at Bhaijaanz Kitchen today where the snacks are being prepared. We have sent out 5,000 packets on Sunday. For now we are sending these food packets from Byculla to Juhu and Bandra East to BKC, even at the jumbo Covid facility. In the coming days, double number of packets will go out.”
This isn't the first time Salman distributed food to the pandemic-struck people of Mumbai. Last year, he had started a “Being Haangryy” van to distribute ration to migrant workers stranded in the city.