Like many affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who approached Sonu Sood and Salman Khan for help, now dwarf artists of Bollywood have reached out to these actors as they have been out of work for almost a year. Dipak Soni, one of the dwarf artists who has worked with Akshay Kumar and others, shared as reported in Etimes. When she contacted Sonu, she received a call from his office. While the actor’s team connected with her to offer her help, she shared calling the actor asking for help for one of her colleagues.
Dipak Soni said, "I did reach out to Sonu Sood and got a call from his office but they thought I wanted help but I told them my colleagues needed it and if can be done and I am waiting from their support. Another colleague of mine has spoken to Salman Khan's Being Human Foundation; we are now awaiting a reply for the same. Although about 8 to 10 members receive Rs 1500 from them."
Dipak also asked for help from Aarif Khan of the Lookalike Association, the association had provided ration kit for 35 dwarf artists residing in Mumbai. Aarif Khan shared, "Actor Raju Srivastav and Suhail Khandwani, who is the trustee of Haji Ali and Mahim Dargah provided us with ration kits which we distributed to dwarf artistes."
Soni further informs that currently dwarf artists who are out of work have been at home while some have opened up pan shops to earn money for their survival. "Most of them are sitting at home or there are some who have started a pan shop or doing some independent work to sustain themselves. Only a few of them come from secure family backgrounds and have support," added Soni. ALSO READ: Sonu Sood's Fan Walks Barefoot From Hyderabad To Mumbai To Meet His Dabangg Hero
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