Exclusive: From a makeup artist struggling to pay his kids’ school fees to an actor selling fish to survive; here’s how COVID19 lockdown hit Marathi TV industry

He mentioned, “I haven’t got cash to pay my kids’s school fees additionally. I’ve been working within the industry as a makeup artist for a few years. I’ve in some way survived final yr’s lockdown, and this time, too, I really feel it is going to be powerful. Our union is there, which helps artists like me financially. Our union has requested Maharashtra CM to permit the capturing in order that we are able to get work. I work for movies, tv, and performs, and I get cash solely when there’s a shoot or a play. From the previous two years, it has been actually laborious as a result of no producer is investing their cash in massive initiatives and exhibits. Lockdown is ok for large actors and artists, however what about artists like me. We are day by day wage employees and receives a commission solely once we work. I’ve a household, and it is laborious for them, too. I haven’t got cash to pay my kids’s school fees, so I’ve requested the school administration to give me a while however they don’t seem to be prepared. At least, the federal government ought to present free groceries in order that we might be relieved from the additional bills.”

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