Popular TV actors share their take on Covid-19 lockdown
My opinion: Currently, entertainment is the last option for people because they have a lot of things to prioritize. It’s the government’s decision, so everything has to work out accordingly. But the saddest thing is that employment has ceased, many people are now homeless, many actors have returned. With me, the same incident happened last year when the lockdown was announced – I lost a lot of opportunities and had to go home for a few months. So it will happen again with people, and it’s sad that already in the TV industry there is difficulty in finding work, there are also problems with payment – only after 90 days you receive your payment – so how can an artist survive? If the government has stopped television filming because of the pandemic, that’s okay … we have to follow the rules and regulations. But along with that, they should stop other things as well. It is as if according to your convenience you organize rallies, elections, Kumbh Mela, but when it comes to other things you are very strict and follow government standards. The effect on the television industry is unfavorable. But the point is, we in the industry are fighters and keep coming back no matter how long this lockdown or the pandemic lasts.
POA what lock?
I want to be in Mumbai. I have prepared this time, so I will not fall victim to depression and insecurity. I’m going to continue to be inspired – and that’s why I think we’re going to be sailing.