Ekta Kapoor donates Rs 2.5 cr, his one-year salary for the welfare of coworkers of the Balaji production
After 21 days emergency shutdown and closing of TV and film sessions, TV producer Ekta Kapoor contributed Rs 2.5 crore to her welfare production co-workers from home.
The amount is equivalent to your annual salary. TV Czarina On a shared note, It is my first and foremost responsibility to take care of the different independent and salaried workers who work in Balaji Telefilms and who are going to suffer immense losses due to no shootings in 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 emergency shutdown . The only way ahead, is together. Stay safe, stay healthy.”
Even before the emergency shutdown , TV, film and web series shoot came to a halt as film and television bodies decided to suspend shootings from March 19.
Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA), Producers Guild of India and Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) on March 15 had decided to put production and shooting on hold from March 19 to March 31.
But after PM Modi announced 21-day nationwide emergency shutdown , the current situation is expected till April 14 until further notic