According to a publication, Chairman of Yash Raj Films (YRF), Aditya Chopra has promised to get 30,000 vaccines for workers of Indian film industry amid virus surge.
YRFs has requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to let the film production company buy 30,000 coronavirus vaccines for workers of the film industry.
Senior vice president of YRF, Akshaye Widhani said, “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. Yash Raj Films, through The Yash Chopra Foundation, would like to offer its support in this regard.”
He added, "We have sent a request to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to allocate and allow us to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for 30,000 registered workers, who are members of the film industry's federation in Mumbai, at the earliest.”
The Yash Chopra Foundation released a statement that read, “We hope our kind request is approved, which will enable our members to be safe and also get them back to work at the earliest.”
The VP added, “This vaccination set up is necessary to fight not only the deadly disease but also to fight against the dropping economy of the state. Let us all, together, join hands and eradicate this disease, poverty and unemployment from Maharashtra.”