“The Yash Chopra Foundation will bear all other costs also associated with the vaccination of workers,” said Yash Raj Films.
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In an effort to ensure the safety of cinema workers amid the increasing cases of COVID-19[female[feminine , Yash Raj Films, one of the country’s leading production houses, is responsible for vaccinating 30,000 members of the Federation of Film Workers of West India (FWICE).
In a letter to FWICE, Yash Raj Films (YRF) said they sent a request to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allocate and allow them to purchase COVID-19[female[feminine vaccines for these registered workers, members of the Mumbai federation.
FWICE has a total of 2.5 lakh of registered workers.
In the letter dated May 1, Akshaye Widhani, senior vice president of YRF, said the production banner, through the Yash Chopra Foundation, offered its support to the daily workers.
“As the film industry goes through an unprecedented period, there is an urgent need to restart as soon as possible so that thousands of workers can start making a living and protect their families,” the letter said.
“The Yash Chopra Foundation will bear all other costs also associated with the vaccination of workers, such as awareness raising, transporting workers and setting up all the infrastructure necessary for the vaccination program,” he said. added.
BN Tiwari, President of FWICE, said the body of the film is grateful to the production house for thinking about worker safety amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is a good initiative that they have taken for our workers, who are now working following all the protocols because they have to earn bread and butter. With the vaccine, they will be able to continue working safely without any fear.” , Tiwari said. PTI, adding that workers are also in urgent need of financial assistance, as not everyone has the opportunity to work.
Referring to the letter sent by YRF, FWICE also appealed to Thackeray to provide vaccines to artists, workers and technicians in the film industry.
“We ask that you kindly consider Yash Raj Films’ request and provide vaccines to approximately 30,000 workers. FWICE will also extend all its support and cooperation to make this vaccination campaign a success.
“Once the vaccination is complete, our members can resume their respective jobs and the industry can continue to operate without any fear,” FWICE said in a letter to the CM.
Maharashtra’s government announced last month that all shootings were suspended to curb the spread of infection in the state.
Currently, few TV shows and film shoots take place outside Maharashtra.
Maharashtra reported 48,621 news on Monday COVID-19[female[feminine cases and 567 deaths.
Last year, many movie personalities including Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rohit Shetty, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, among others, offered financial assistance to workers during the national lockdown induced by the pandemic.