Producer Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms Group has commenced a vaccination drive to inoculate its staff members at Balaji Telefilms, ALTBalaji and Balaji Motion Pictures Private Limited. The drive is being held at two centres on Thursday, namely the Balaji house and Killick Nixon Studios, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The programme will cover two shots of the vaccine for all their on-roll and off-roll staff.
“One of the biggest fights the country is currently facing is against the novel Coronavirus. As a step towards safeguarding our staff, we have initiated a Covid-19 vaccination drive at two centres," Zulfiqar Khan, Group COO, Balaji Telefilms, said.
He added: “As an organisation, we have always believed that our people are our biggest assets, and we’ll continue to look out for them."
The second wave of the pandemic has hit the film and television industry once again and halted or slowed down work. Amid this, a lot of filmmakers and cine bodies have come together in an attempt to get workers in the industry vaccinated to help them resume work. Yash Raj Films, headed by Aditya Chopra initiated a mass vaccination drive a couple of weeks back for the workers of the Hindi film industry.
Filmmakers Rajkumar Hirani, Karan Johar and producer Mahaveer Jain too joined hands to initiate a free of cost vaccine drive for the cine workers of the industry.