A lot of celebs are contributing financially or in some other way to help the nation deal with the pandemic. From Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif to Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar, a lot of celebs have come forward to help the government and various institutions. Now, Ekta Kapoor takes a great step to help her employees as the work at her production house has stopped due to the lockdown.
Kapoor is giving up her one-year salary of Rs 2.5 crore at Balaji Telefilms to ensure her employees dont suffer during the lockdown, which was announced last month owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Ekta took to her social media on Friday to make the announcement.
“The impact of CORONA crisis is huge, unprecedented and multi-pronged. We all need to do things that will ease the hardship of people around us and of our country at large,” her note read.
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektarkapoor) April 3, 2020
“It is my first & foremost responsibility to take care of the various freelancers & daily wage workers who work at Balaji & who are going to suffer immense loss due to no shootings in the current scenario and uncertainty over the indefinite period to follow.”
“I would thus forsake my one years salary that is Rs 2.5 crore at Balaji Telefilms so that my co-workers don’t have to take a hit during this period of crisis and complete lockdown. The only way ahead, is Together. Stay safe, stay healthy,” concluded the producer, who has given several hit daily soaps such as “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi“, “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii“, “Kasautii Zindagii Kay” and “Naagin“.
The internet lauded Kapoor for the same.
More Power 2 U Superwoman! @ektarkapoor #EktaKapoor
Although I DO hate U for ruining my #AnuPre for me in #KasautiiZindagiiKay2
Buttttttt that's besides the pt.!
What Ur doing here,is the need of the Hr.n LOVE U for that!
Bec.with GR8 powers ,comes great responsibilities
— ParHad (@ParicaSahad) April 3, 2020
Respect n gratitude to you mam 🙏
— 🌷🆃🅴🅰🅼 🅿🆁🅴🆁🅽🅰🌷 (@EjfMmir) April 3, 2020
You always win hearts.@ektarkapoor 🥰
Humanity comes first.
— REENA CHOURASIA777 (@REENA98882012) April 3, 2020
You are a true leader as your actions inspire others to learn more and do more and salute you for setting such high standard examples during these tough times!
Keep Inspiring Keep Smiling?
Stay Fighting we will WIN!!!
— Amyth (@Amyth76443074) April 3, 2020
Respect ✊ pic.twitter.com/NkogOSjheY
— Ujjwal Pandey (@ujjwalpandey07) April 3, 2020
Apart from this, Ekta Kapoor has already made donations to various relief funds to fight the effects of the pandemic.