Yash Raj Movies (YRF), one of many main manufacturing homes in Bollywood, on Tuesday began the primary section of its vaccination drive with the intention to inoculate no less than 4000 staff of the Hindi movie trade. YRF has pledged to vaccinate 30,000 registered members of the Federation of Western India Cine Staff (FWICE). The FWICE has a complete of two.5 lakh registered staff. The vaccination drive is being held at YRF studios.
Akshaye Widhani, Senior Vice President, Yash Raj Movies, mentioned the workforce is delighted to kickstart the drive for the FWICE members, as it’ll assist the trade bounce again, which has been badly hit because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“This may outcome within the day by day wage earners of our trade to return to work and supply monetary stability for themselves and their households. The drive must happen in phases, given the massive variety of vaccines which might be required to cowl the trade,” Widhani mentioned in an announcement.
Within the first section of the drive, YRF mentioned it might be capable of inoculate no less than 3500-4000 individuals.
The Aditya Chopra-led firm had already vaccinated its workers in an earlier drive and in addition started vaccinating crew members of their movies.
A number of YRF productions, together with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan, Salman Khan’s actioner Tiger 3 and interval drama Maharaja have been on flooring earlier than the Maharashtra authorities put a maintain on shoots in April.
Apart from YRF, producer Sajid Nadiadwala held a vaccination drive for over 500 workers and their households of his firm Nadiadwala Grandson Leisure.
Final week, the Producers Guild of India (PGI), the affiliation of Indian movie, tv and digital content material producers, additionally started their vaccination drive for its members and related manufacturing crews.
Indian Movement Image Producers’ Affiliation (IMPPA) and Screenwriters Affiliation (SWA) have additionally introduced that they’d be organising free vaccine drives for his or her members.