MUMBAI: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has facilitated eight hotels across the city for on-duty policemen to rest and have meals amid the coronavirus pandemic. The news was shared by the official handle of Mumbai Police on Twitter, thanking the “Singham” filmmaker for his gesture.
“#RohitShetty has facilitated eight hotels across the city for our on-duty #CovidWarriors to rest, shower & change with arrangements for breakfast & dinner.
“We thank him for this kind gesture and for helping us in #TakingOnCorona and keeping Mumbai safe,” read the tweet from Mumbai Police.
Shetty had previously donated Rs 51 lakh to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) in order to support the daily wage workers from the film industry in the wake of the national lockdown.
Before Shetty, his Simmba star Sonu Sood had offered his hotel in the city for the healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses and the paramedical staff, for stay.
The local municipal body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), took to social media on Saturday to thank Shah Rukh and Gauri for the help.
According to Union Health Ministry, COVID-19 death toll has risen to 590 in the country as the number of cases climb to 18,601.