Courtesy : Times of India
There are a range of debates currently surrounding the debate around nepotism and all the more, the guidelines given by Government with respect to who is allowed to work and who's not. following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) authorities have advised senior citizens to stay at home. The new SOPs set by the central government suggest actors or crew members above 65 years will not be allowed to shoot amid the COVID-19 conditions.
While this does seem rather reasonable, actor Kanwaljeet Singh, who recently got replaced in a show thinks otherwise.
Singh recently got replaced by a young actor in Sony Liv's upcoming show, Sandwich. Talking about the same to Film Information, Singh said, “So what do actors like me do? Hang up our boots? How can I be asked NOT to work? “I had decided that I won’t travel daily from home to Mira Road and back but will rather stay there with my staff, for which I had even rented a place.”
He added, “I have nothing against the new actor or the channel. But this rule needs to be changed. Otherwise, what will the hundreds of actors like me do? We are fond of working, we love our work, how can the government stop us? Will the authorities wake up when one senior actor, in depression for being out of work, commits suicide?”
He concluded, “Not every senior actor or unit member is well placed enough to tide over these difficult times by simply sitting at home, not working. Most of them need to work, some for financial reasons, others for the sheer love of work.”
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