The coronavirus pandemic has brought lives to a standstill, with almost every field, every industry coming to a halt. The television and film industry too has taken a hit, as all shoots have been stalled, and new episodes cannot be shot anymore. Famous celebrities and personalities have been doing their bit, contributing however they can. Now, Ekta Kapoor has decided to go without a year’s salary of 2.5 crore so that her employees don’t have to bear the brunt.
Ekta Kapoor took to her social media to announce her decision to forgo one year’s salary of Rs 2.5 crore so that her Balaji Telefilms employees do not take a hit during the coronavirus crisis. She shared a statement that read, “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.”
The statement further read, “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.”
Meanwhile, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, and the stalled shoots, Ekta Kapoor had announced that the popular shows Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya would be temporarily replaced with their ALTBalaji series Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat.
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