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YRF calls on Maharashtra CM to help production house vaccinate 30,000 cinema workers, keen to get workers back to work | Bollywood

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Following the second wave of Covid-19 raging in India, Yash Raj Films (YRF) boss Aditya Chopra has pledged to vaccinate day laborers across the Hindi film industry.

YRF, in a statement, urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow the company to purchase 30,000 Covid-19 vaccines and meet all expenses related to the vaccination program for daily workers at the industry.

Akshaye Widhani, Senior Vice President of YRF, said in a statement: “With the film industry going through unprecedented times, there is an urgent need to restart at the earliest so that thousands of workers can start earning a living again and protect their families. Yash Raj Films, through the Yash Chopra Foundation, wishes to offer its support in this regard.”

He further adds, “We have sent a request to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to allocate and enable us to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for 30,000 registered workers, who are members of the film industry federation in Mumbai at earlier.”

“The Yash Chopra Foundation will cover all other costs also associated with the vaccination of workers, such as outreach, transportation of workers and setting up all the infrastructure required for the vaccination program. We hope that our kind request will be approved, which will allow our members to be safe and also get them back to work at the earliest.

YRF further explained that once the vaccination is done, the workers will be able to return to their respective jobs and the industry will be able to continue operating without a few.

“This vaccination establishment is necessary to fight not only against the deadly disease, but also to fight against the downfall of the economy of the state. Let us all unite together and eradicate this disease, poverty and unemployment from the Maharashtra,” the statement said.

The second wave of coronavirus infected many people and the number of Covid-19 positive cases increased rapidly.

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