The nation has been under lockdown for 21 days following the global COVID-19 pandemic. And while a portion of society has been hit by the crisis, some prominent personalities and successful celebrities have come forward to help those severely affected by the current situation.
Ekta Kapoor, the owner of Balaji Telefilm, has agreed to forsake her one-year salary to help ease the financial stress on her co-workers.
The producer took to her social media account to share the news. She wrote, “The impact of the CORONA crisis is huge, unprecedented and multi-pronged. We all need to do things that will ease the hardships of people around us and of our country at large. It is my first & foremost responsibility to take care of the various freelancers & daily wage workers who work at Balaji Telefilms & who are going to suffer immense losses due to shootings in the current scenario and uncertainty over the in definite period to follow.”
She further added, “I would thus forsake my one year salary that is Rs. 2.5 crores at Balaji Telefilms so that my co-workers don’t have to take a hit during this period of crisis and complete lockdown. The only way ahead is together.”
The celebrities are proving to be an inspiration to the common people to step forward and donate the PM-CARES and various other relief funds.