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Hema Malini Asks Finance Minister To Help Musicians , Junior Artistes



Hema Malini

The ever-radiant Hema  Malini  is deeply concerned  about ground-level artistes and  musicians.

“Those who lead a  hand-to-mouth existence  are really suffering in this lockdown. Musicians  who  play accompanying instruments  at  live concerts, chorus dancers, the spotboys, the  photographers  have no means  of livelihood. Something must be done immediately to generate  a basic income for them  until the virus threat  is over. In my constituency Mathura  girls  dance  every day at temples to earn  a living. With temples shut they have  no  money to buy food.I’ve written to  the  Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman about them,” says Hema Malini.

 She  is equally concerned about the Maharashtra government’s  post-lockdown policy of not allowing actors  above 65 to return to shooting. “This is absurd. I am above 65, Paresh Rawalji is  also   in the same  age group.Mr Bachchan is in his 70s. Are we  all supposed to sit at home   doing nothing?  The criteria for working or not working should be  physical fitness,  not age. There are so many 60-plus   professional out there—doctors, lawyers, engineers—doing  so for themselves.  Godbless them. Let’s not discriminate  on  the basis of age.”

Hema Malini has written to  the Home Secretary about the relaxation  of age restrictions.

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