Ronit Roy Reveals He Is ‘selling things to support 100 families’ During Lockdown
With the industry being shut down for over two weeks, artists are facing a financial crisis due to payment delays
The ongoing lockdown has been financially tough on people around the country. The entertainment industry has also borne the brunt of this lockdown with many individuals being out of work. With the industry being shut down for over two weeks, artists are facing a financial crisis due to payment delays. Moreover, some artists have even gone to the extreme measures of committing suicide. TV actors Manmeet Grewal and Preksha Mehta recently took their lives due to unemployment and financial woes. Actor Ronit Roy has spoken out about these suicides during the lockdown. He spoke in detail about how suicide was not the solution to the problem.
Ronit Roy: I haven’t made money since January
During a recent interaction with ETimes, Ronit Roy shared that he hadn’t made any money during the lockdown. However, the Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain actor is selling what he has to take care of 100 families. In addition, he also talked about the 90-day payment rule.
“During this time everyone’s work is stopped and they have to somehow arrange money to meet their daily expenses. Don’t give them extra money, but at least pay them what they are owed. Because everyone right now is under extreme emotional, mental and physical stress because of the lockdown. Personally, I haven’t made money since January. I have a small business which was running and is now shut since March. Whatever I have, I am selling things to support about 100 families that I am responsible for. I am not a very rich man, but I am doing it. So, these Production houses and channels who have these big, lavish offices which are visible from 2 Kms away from a highway, they need to do something. They have to take care of the people on the ground. At a time like this if they don’t take care of the actors then it’s not fair. You have to pay them after 90 days, but they need now, give it to them now. They can’t stay hungry. It’s on both side,” the actor said.