Amitabh Bachchan books flights for stranded migrants to go home

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Shikha Chaurasia

Pune, June 10, 2020: Deeply troubled by the plight of weary migrants, Amitabh Bachchan decided to help these migrants in these tough times. The Bollywood veteran arranged for special charter flights to fly over 1000 migrants stranded in Maharashtra to their respective villages in Uttar Pradesh. Over six flights with 180 migrants each, will leave on 10th and 11th June for Gorakhpur and Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh.

The migrants were initially supposed to travel by train but due to some technical issue, the plan was cancelled. On hearing this, Amitabh Bachchan didn’t want them to lose hope, so he decided to arrange charter flights to fly them home.

The Managing Director of Amitabh Bachchan Corp Ltd., Rajesh Yadav said, “Bachchan sahib asked me to arrange chartered flights for migrants as he did not want them to lose hope after being told they would be sent home.”

Previously, the actor had also sponsored 10 buses for migrants. Over 225 migrants were boarded to be sent to Prayagraj, Lucknow, Bhadohi and Gorakhpur in UP. The migrants were overjoyed on hearing this and were thankful for the help.

Among famous B-town celebrities, Katrina Kaif has also helped the daily wage labourers and their families. Her make-up brand Kay Beauty has collaborated with Dehaat foundation to support the families of the labourers.

She announced this via her Instagram handle and wrote, “Kay Beauty and the Dehaat foundation are partnering again for #KareWithKayBeauty. Together, we have lent our support to the daily-wage earning families living in the villages around the Bhandara district in Maharashtra, with food and basic sanitary materials. In times of need, every bit of help counts and if you wish to join this initiative and & contribute head over to the link in my bio.”