Director-producer Rohit Shetty, who is awaiting the release of his next big cop thriller Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, had recently completed shooting for the finale episode of the 10th season of the popular reality TV series Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi where he plays the host.
The director who has been the host for the past three seasons is now again an interim host along with director-choreographer Farah Khan for a special season of the series titled Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India which began on August 1. The series which airs only on weekends on Colors TV will see previous contestants from the show participating once again.
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While the Mumbai small-screen industry was given the green signal to commence with shoots in June, the Hindi film industry is still under lockdown with a lot of investments continuing to remain immobilised. Though in a better position, only a limited number of crew members have been allowed for TV shoots too, leaving a good amount of daily wagers and technicians unemployed. Even those who have been employed aren’t able to sustain like before owing to the reduction in the number of shoots and in turn salary paid.
Considering this, Rohit Shetty has decided to distribute a share of his pay from Khatron Ke Khiladi to junior artists, background dancers, stuntmen, lightmen, and the various other workers associated with the entertainment industry.
NEWS… #RohitShetty – who commenced shoot for #KhatronKeKhiladi – to share major portion of his remuneration from the show with junior artists, background dancers, stuntmen, lightmen and workers associated with the entertainment industry. pic.twitter.com/HberMtRA0e
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 6, 2020
Earlier, Rohit had also contributed money to the paparazzi who were struggling due to lack of work.
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Bollywood’s most favourite director and producer In additional to being humble and generous, #ROHITSHETTY who donated money to film industry workers, In addition to his general goodness, in such never before difficult times he is helping paparazzi photographers by depositing payments in to their bank accounts. We will always remember and value your kindness and support. Wishing #rohitshettypicturez and #sooryavanshi record breaking success. #yogenshah @yogenshah_s
Meanwhile, Rohit’s Sooryavanshi , which is the fourth instalment in his ‘police universe’ films, will tentatively hit theatres for Diwali on November 13.
Read: Reliance Entertainment Announces Theatrical Release Dates Of Akshay Kumar Starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’ And Ranveer Singh Starrer ’83’
Recently, his films Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Golmaal Again starring Ajay Devgn re-released in Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand when theatres had opened up for audiences.
Watch the trailer of Sooryavanshi here.