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Yash Raj Films lends support to thousands of daily wagers of the film industry

In the wake of the pandemic COVID 19, Bollywood celebrities have stepped up to help and support the nation. With the country on a lockdown and work life coming to a standstill, daily wage workers are the ones who are being quite troubled with their basic needs. While several organisations and celebrities individually are doing their best to help them, Bollywood’s biggest production house, Yash Raj Films, headed by Aditya Chopra, too stepped up for the cause. 

Yash Raj Films is pledging its support to protect the daily wage earners of the Hindi film industry during the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit India hard. Such workers include people in the setting department, carpenters, lighting, junior artists, spots, etc. YRF wants to ensure that this work force is provided for at this crucial time of need with the basic means to sustain themselves and also look after their families.

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An industry source informs that YRF is reaching out to thousands of daily wage earners of the industry and their families who are in critical need of support and has already collected details of their bank accounts. The Yash Chopra Foundation will be crediting the donation directly into the banks of these people in dire need so that the money reaches this strata quickly and the process is more efficient during the time of lockdown. YRF is committed to helping as many vulnerable people as possible to ensure the most needy workers in critical financial state from the industry stay protected. In Phase 1 of the support, YRF will be paying out Rs. 1.5 crore to these workers and their families, adds the industry source. 

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That’s surely one noble cause done by Aditya Chopra head honcho of YRF and his wife and actress Rani Mukerji. YRF has a string of big releases in their bank which now will have their release dates moved and undecided yet. They have Shamshera with Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, Jayeshbhai Jordaar with Ranveer Singh, and their big budget film Prithviraj Chauhan with Akshay Kumar.