BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Producer Ekta Kapoor, the might behind Balaji Telefilms, has decided to forgo her yearly salary of Rs. 2.5 crore to help her production house from sinking into economic downfalls.
Since all shoots have been cancelled, the entire television industry is taking a huge economic hit, especially the daily wage workers. To take care of all that, Ekta decided to take this selfless step.
Ekta released a statement on her Instagram account announcing her decision. She posted, “The impact of 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 no shootings in the current scenario and uncertainty over the indefinite period to follow. I would thus forsake my one year’s 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. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.”
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