Where Indian corporates have started cutting salaries and perks of employees, actor Prakash Raj is doing his best to ensure that his staff members and film crew do not suffer due to the coronavirus lockdown. He is making sure that the damage because of the coronavirus pandemic is as limited as possible. Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: Luxury Fashion Brand, Chanel Produces Face Masks to Help Healthcare Workers in France And Curb Shortage of This Protective Gear
Prakash took to Twitter and said that he has paid his staff their salaries till May. The note shared on social media reads as “The actor added that he will continue to help the needy in whatever way he could. He wrote, “#janathacurfew … looked into my reserve funds. Paid advance salaries to empower all my farm .. house .. film production .foundation and Personnel staff up to month of MAY… finalised a way to give at least half salaries to daily wage workers of my three films stopped due to social distancing .. I’m not done yet .. will continue to do more with what I can afford .. request each one of you who can afford to help needy around you… time to give back to life.. time to stand by one another”. Also Read - Meet Aham, Your New Virtual Assistant To Answer All Your Questions on COVID-19 in 7 Indian Languages
He captioned the post as, “#JanathaCurfew .. what I did today .. let’s give back to life .. let’s stand together.🙏🙏 #justasking”. Also Read - 'Sanitizer Lagana Hai, Haath Dho Ke Hi Jaana Hai': Cop Gives Coronavirus Twist to Bollywood Song | Watch
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On the other hand, The Producers Guild has decided to set up a relief fund to help support those most affected by the shutdown. Siddharth Roy Kapur, president, Producers Guild of India, said in a statement, “In light of the complete shutdown of all production-related activity for the foreseeable future due to the COVID 19 outbreak, there is bound to be a significant impact on the lives and livelihoods of daily wage earners in the industry. The Producers Guild has decided to set up a relief fund to help support those most affected by the shutdown. We would encourage the entire fraternity to contribute to the fund, to ensure that we can do all we can to minimise the disruption in the lives of our valued colleagues and associates in this difficult time”.
The Guild’s relief fund is meant to generate money that will help the affected workers tide over the period of crisis.