Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Friday extended financial aid to M S Shinde, the editor of the all-time-hit Hindi film Sholay, who now lives in Mumbai's Dharavi area and is unwell.
The party had earlier helped actor A K Hangal, who too, incidentally, was a part of the Sholay team.
Office-bearers of MNS-controlled union, 'Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena', handed Shinde a cheque of Rs 51,000 at his home.
Shinde bagged the Filmfare award for best editing for the film in 1975. Now 80 years old, he is ailing and unable to pay his medical bills.
"It is sad that Shinde, who won the Filmfare award, is having financial problems and can't pay for medical treatment," said Ameya Khopkar, president of the union. General Secretary of the union, Shalini Thackeray, said it was regrettable that the producers, Sippys, were not concerned about Shinde.