YRF pledges to vaccinate 30,000 registered members of the film industry
Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) head honcho Aditya Chopra has pledged to bear the expense of vaccination of workers in Film City, once the plan is approved by the Maharashtra Chief Minister.
As we all know several actors and crew members have been infected with deadly coronavirus during the second wave, affecting work in the film industry. At such a time, several associations have been making efforts to get workers in the industry vaccinated. There have been discussions on setting up a vaccine booth at Film City for daily-wage workers. A proposal regarding this was sent to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at the end of March. YRF head honcho Aditya Chopra had initiated a dialogue with the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), promising to bear the vaccination expense of all Film City workers, after it is approved by the Chief Minister’s office.
Later, FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) penned a letter to the CM requesting him to consider YRF’s request. Talking about the urgency of the members of the film industry getting vaccinated, the letter mentioned, “Vaccination is very important not only to fight the disease but also to fight against the dropping economy of the state.’‘ The organisation also requested the CM to provide all the necessary approval for the vaccination of its 30,000 artistes, technicians and workers.
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In this gloomy time, this is indeed a great relief and kudos to the effort made by one of the leading production houses.