.@fwicemum urges & requests Hon’ble CM @OfficeofUT ji not to impose complete lockdown as it will create a lot of fear, panic in the industry which is already in shambles.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 2, 2021
We assure the Govt. of Maharashtra of taking full precautions as per its SOPs & guidelines. #FWICE pic.twitter.com/Exbnd9lAku
The COVID-19 cases are increasing day by day. Given the situation, CM Uddhav Thackery had warned everyone of a possible lockdown. And now, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) drafted a letter to the CM drawing his attention towards the state of the entertainment industry. FWICE requested CM to not impose another lockdown as it may affect the entertainment industry. The letter also mentioned that the industry has not yet recovered from the losses incurred due to the first lockdown and the second lockdown will only worsen the situation.
Chief Advisor, Ashoke Pandit of FWICE took to his Twitter page and shared a copy of the letter. He wrote, "@fwicemum urges and requests Hon'ble CM Ji not to impose complete lockdown as it will create a lot of fear, panic in the industry which is already in shambles. We ensure the Govt. of Maharashtra of taking full precautions as per its SOPs & guidelines."
"One whole year had passed with no work and no income, distressed lives and no food, hunger-stricken families and deprived children. It was a very dreadful and sorry state of people who were left alone to fight their own battles of hunger and poverty with absolutely no aid from any Government body (Neither State nor Central) The community of producers and top actors, actresses who then came together to the rescue of the daily wage earners of the media and entertainment industry and contributed at large to provide daily bread to these sole earners of families. Now the situation may even go worse as these communities of producers, actors and actresses who helped our brethren are themselves not in a position to provide any further aid to these daily wage workers and technicians," the letter read.
The letter further added 'we in the industry assure you of abiding by all the rules and regulations."
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