Yash Raj Films Vaccinate Workers Of The ‘Hindi Film Industry.’
A Yash Raj Films has stated to vaccinate workers who belong to the Hindi Film Industry in the first phase.
An old film production Yash Raj Films, one of the leading production houses in Bollywood, started the first phase of its vaccination drive intending to inoculate at least 4000 workers of the Hindi film industry.
YRF has pledged to vaccinate 30,000 registered members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE). The FWICE has a total of 2.5 lakh registered workers. The vaccination drive is being held at YRF Studios.
AkshayeWidhani, Senior Vice President, Yash Raj Films, said the team is delighted to kickstart the drive for the FWICE members, as it will help the industry bounce back, which has been badly hit due to the Coronavirus. “This will result in the daily wage earners of our industry to return to work and provide financial stability for themselves and their families. The drive will have to take place in phases, given the large number of vaccines that are required to cover the industry,” Widhani said in a statement.
Aditya Chopra-led company had already vaccinated its employees in an earlier drive and also began vaccinating crew members of their films.
Some of the production houses are also taking the initiative like producer Sajid Nadiadwala held a vaccination drive for over 500 employees and their families of his company Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Last week, the Producers Guild of India, Indian film, television, and digital content producers, also began their vaccination drive for its members and associated production crews. Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association and Screenwriters Association have also announced that they would be organizing free vaccine drives for their members.