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Sonu Sood Suggests A Welfare Scheme Funded by Prosperous Producers, Directors and Actors



Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood’s  heart still beats  the loudest for  the film fraternity.  “Of course every human life matters.And if I had my way I wouldn’t allow a single life to be  lost. Having said that, I do belong first and  foremost to  the  film fraternity. And  it causes me a lot of pain to see so many daily-wage earners  from our industry suffering and  jobless. We  are  doing our best for them. Covid has claimed the livelihoods  of so many, and  our industry wasn’t spared either.”

Sonu is thrilled with the  lockdown being lifted.  “So happy that the shooting is resuming. But  let’s not get carried away. Let’s stick to the guidelines that will be put out.The  number  of  people  on the set should  not exceed  the  Covid guideline and  I think  we should avoid intimate  scenes, at  least for now.”

Sonu also  has a request for all the  film federation and associations which claim to work for  the  benefit of the  thousands  of workers  in  the industry.  “There should  be  a fund for medical emergencies  and  for those workers who retire  , prematurely  or otherwise.Who would have imagined  that a catastrophe  like Covid would fall on us so suddenly?  We should learn a  lesson  from this  experience. There should always be  some funds  laid aside for such  emergencies.”

Sonu has a suggestion. “All those actors,  producers and directors who have prospered  from the  film industry….why don’t they contribute regularly to a welfare fund for daily wage-earners  in  the  film industry?. That’s  the  only way  to survive a crisis.  Even if it is a bit late, why  can’t the  empowered financially privileged section of the industry look out for those  in our fraternity who  are vulnerable to sudden financial  crises?”

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