The photographers expressed gratitude to the film and television producer for her assistance.
Ekta Kapoor contributes for the welfare of press photographers during the lockdown
Mumbai - 23 Apr 2020 15:37 IST
Film and television producer Ekta Kapoor has come forward to help entertainment press photographers financially to combat the current countrywide lockdown.
Like other daily-wage workers, these photographers are also going through a tough time since the film industry is shut.
“Ekta Kapoor, setting yet another example, has come out in support of the photographers who are currently bearing the brunt of the lockdown with an impact on their daily livelihood," the producer's publicist said in an official statement. "The producer has transferred a significant amount into the accounts of the paparazzi as assistance to them and their families during these challenging times.”
The paparazzi, in turn, expressed gratitude to Kapoor after receiving the donation. “While we are under crisis and jobs are at stake, it’s good to see individuals like Ekta Kapoor coming forward and helping us in our difficult times," said Viral Bhayani, who runs a photo agency, on Instagram. "With no work and the crisis not slowing down, Ekta has directly sent payment to our boys' bank accounts. This is well appreciated as it has become difficult to pay salaries now.”
While we are under crisis and jobs at stake, it's good to see individuals like #ektakapoor coming and helping us in our difficult times. With no work and the crisis not slowing down Ekta has directly sent payment to our boys bank account. This was well appreciated as it has become difficult to pay salaries now. 🙏
Manav Manglani, who runs another photo agency, also thanked Kapoor on Instagram, saying, “On behalf of my entire team, I thank Ekta Kapoor for extending monetary help to my photographers' team. The lockdown is more difficult for them and I thank you for thinking about their well being too in such times.”
Recently, the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan have contributed for the welfare of daily-wage workers from the film industry.