MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has expressed her concern over the plight of daily wage workers in the entertainment industry amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a scenario where someone tests positive for COVID-19 on set, the shoot gets stalled immediately, and the worst affected are daily wage workers, who depend on every single day of a shoot.
Expressing concern over the plight of daily wagers, Sunny Leone said while actors can still manage to sail through for some time without any financial hiccups, but not these people.
“I think for actors and entertainers out there, we might be okay not working for a month or so, yes it will hit us hard but what concerns me the most will be the spot boys and the light boys and the person who gives me a cheer every single day and wishes me good morning, that guy has to pay and provide for his family,” she added.
Leone also joined hands with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to provide 10,000 meal to migrant workers in Delhi. “They don’t get a lump sum amount on payday. They are the people who make this industry what it is,” she added.
Recently, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood also spoke of the unemployment situation in the country. He said, ”In today’s time the biggest charity that you can do is give employment.’