Bollywood veterans Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty have put their best foot forward to help Mumbai’s Dabbawalas who have taken a bad financial hit due to the Coronavirus pandemic. By Amitha Ameen


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Don’t we all love it when our favourite Bollywood celebrities lead by example? This is exactly why #TnlSalutes veteran actors Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty who have come forward to support Mumbai’s dabbawalas amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

The actors along with Cabinet minister of Maharashtra, Aslam Shaikh, have started an initiative called ‘Prema Cha Dabba’ through which they have been providing meals to the affected dabbawalas and their families. “It’s an initiative started by Aslam Bhai and Sanju. I had no hesitation in joining hands with them. ‘Prema Cha Dabba’ becomes even more beautiful when everyone gets together,” said Shetty (as reported on Hindustan

The group has already sent out food trucks to Pune where the dabbawalas have camped themselves and have so far distributed 800 kits of lentils, rice, flour, oil, and sugar. An NGO called Save The Children India that has been active in the region, has asked their staff to take care of the on-ground operations.


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The actors are said to have a three-month plan in place wherein they intend to provide meals to at least 5,000 families during the pandemic.

On the work front, both actors have been busy with multiple projects. Sanjay Dutt has Sadak 2 in the pipeline, a Mahesh Bhatt film alongside Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur and another war-drama feature-film called Bhuj: The Pride of India. Suniel Shetty who was last seen in Pailwaan, a Kannada film has a string of Telugu and Malayalam projects lined up along with a Hindi film called Saga starring John Abraham.

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