YRF Chairman Aditya Chopra promises to provide free vaccine dosages to 30k registered cine workers
Aditya Chopra has sent a request to the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra to allocate and allow them purchase Covid-19 vaccines for 30,000 registered workers, who are members of the film industry’s federation in Mumbai at the earliest."
Yash Chopra’s son and Yash Raj Film’s Chairman & Managing Director Aditya Chopra has directed big movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), and Befikre (2016). Chopra started his film-making career at the age of 18 as an assistant director. After the demise of his father Yash Chopra in October 2012, Aditya Chopra was elevated to the position of Chairman and Chief Executive of the company’s studio wing. Facing overwhelming pressure by the Indian bourses to be publicly listed around the same period, the company went for a soft-Launch on 3 January 2013. Throughout the years of its existence, YRF inked various strategic business agreements with independent film and media entities present in the country.
Filmmaker Aditya Chopra has shown a good gesture and came forward to vaccinate daily workers of the Hindi film industry, and has requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow his production house Yash Raj Films (YRF) to purchase 60,000 Covid-19 vaccines so that it could be provided to the registered cine workers. Yash Raj Films, through The Yash Chopra Foundation, would like to offer its support in this regard. With the film industry going through an unprecedented time, there is an urgent need to restart at the earliest so that thousands of workers can start earning their livelihood again and protect their families. Indian Film & TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA) President Ashoke Pandit also supported Aditya Chopra in his request to begin the shooting work again
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 3, 2021
FWICE has also appealed to the CM to provide vaccines for the artists, workers, and technicians of the film industry. The letter also mentioned that The Yash Chopra Foundation would bear all other costs associated with vaccinating the workers including raising awareness, transportation of workers, and setting up all the required infrastructure for the immunization programme.
Amid the second wave of COVID-19 that has left the country in a disastrous state, production house Yash Raj Films has taken the charge to vaccinate almost 30,000 registered cine workers and members of the film industry. Meanwhile, the shootings of films and TV shows have come to a halt due to a surge in coronavirus cases across the country.
Several actors and crew members have also contracted coronavirus during the second wave, affecting work in the film industry.