According to All Indian Cine Workers Association president, the industry is bearing loses as spot boys and other daily wagers have returned to their hometown due to no work.
"We support lockdown, but there has to be a way for us.
Government talks about others but not daily wagers in our industry," he said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144 from Wednesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases but said he will not term the new restrictions as "lockdown".
India has hit a record daily high with over 4 lakh new covid cases in the last 24 hours. The country has seen the passing of many imminent personalities in the last 2 days. In a conversation with the Indian Express, the chief medical advisor to the US Biden Administration, Anthony Fauci stressed that India should be put under complete lockdown to control the tsunami of covid cases. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reckoned that the state might not reach that stage.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has approved around Rs 6,500 crore to provide free vaccination for people between 18-44 years in the state. Tope explained that the state has nearly 5.71 crore people in the above mentioned age group and thus the state would require 12 crore doses for their vaccination. The third phase of vaccination, covering people aged 18-44 years, will start from May 01 even as several states have expressed concerns over availability of vaccines.
Clearing the air regarding the phase-3 vaccination in Maharashtra, Aslam Shaikh, the Guardian Minister of Mumbai, said the decision to vaccinate the people of 18-44 age group free of cost could be taken by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during the cabinet meeting today.
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut tested positive for COVID-19. She took to her Instagram to share the news with her fans. Kangana was recently banned from Twitter, after she posted series of tweets that were found to be in violation of the platform's hate speech and abusive behaviour policies.
Bollywood actor Nushrratt Bharuccha snapped outside a veterinary clinic in Bandra. She looked beautiful in the girl-next door look. She was last seen in Netflix series 'Ajeeb Daastaans'. Meanwhile, actor Neha Sharma also got papped in Bandra. She pulled off 'all-black look' like a diva.