The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and many nations are trying their best to combat this virus. The impact has brought down the global economy as many countries are trying their best to recover from the loss inflicted by COVID-19. However, there’s no denying that the people who are most affected by the virus are daily wage workers in the film industry.
The Producers Guild of India has set up a relief fund for daily wage workers who will be hit by the complete shutdown of all film, television, and web series industry. The coronavirus pandemic has forced a dramatic closure of the industry as a precautionary measure as the shoots from March 19 to 31 have been called-off.
The Bollywood film industry is currently in a shock after the Indian Government has ordered the 21-day lockdown to fight the battle against Coronavirus. This has also affected adversely.
With lakhs in India living a hand-to-mouth existence, the three-week shutdown is bound to leave many hungry. In such bleak times, the Film and Television Industry and The Art Of Living have come together to provide basic necessities to daily wage earners.
Now, Ekta Kapoor has decided to extend her support for the cause as she took to her Twitter handle and tweeted, "In these crucial times, every contribution can help immensely! Join in, in this people's movement by donating your bit at - http://iahv.org/in-en/donate/ #iStandWithHumanity."
Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, and Bhumi Pednekar were also some of the B-town stars who did their bit by donating. "In times like these, we need to step up for the ones in need. I’m happy to contribute for this humanitarian cause. And guys whoever can help, you all can also contribute online," tweeted Sidharth.
"Let’s contribute! While some of us are safe at home, we can help those struggling right now.. donate," urged Kiara Advani. Dia Mirza, Sanjay Dutt, Rajkumar Hirani were also some other celebs who pledged their donation.
Check out the tweet below:
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact worldwide and may below the line workers across the globe have been affected by the virus leading to a complete shut-down. Several events have been canceled amid the dangerous outbreak.