Amid rising coronavirus cases in Mumbai, the government has finally announced lockdown. Films, Tv serials and advertisement shoots have been put on hold from Wednesday night for the next 15 days. The Television actress Pooja Banerjee who is known for portraying the role of Rhea in tv show, ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ opened up about the same. The actress seems to be unhappy with shoots of films, television and advertisements coming to halt.
In an interview, Pooja shared that she support the government’s decision, but also disheartened about it, she says, “It’s disheartening that shooting for films and serials have come to a halt. While I know we need to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 and I totally support the government’s decision knowing fulling that this decision has been taken for the health and safety of the citizens of Maharashtra, I feel we also need to take care of our finances and people who are dependent upon us. There are several daily wage earners who are dependent on the Entertainment industry.”
The actress further added, “Many of these daily wage earners will lose their livelihood and the Entertainment industry will surely face a loss. Having said that, all the channels and producers are trying to look for alternate ways for shoots to go on, however, things are uncertain at the moment.”
Pooja Banerjee further said that we should find some solution and continue shooting in some other location, “However, while thinking about the daily wage earners, I feel we should find some solution and continue shooting in some other location maybe, if that is possible. If not, I would be open to even taking up something else outside Mumbai also, if I get something.”