Veteran actor Surekha Sikri, who celebrated her birthday earlier this week, has said that not permitting actors past the age of 65 to work at all is an unfair decision on a part of the federal government, including that it makes it unattainable for her to be impartial.
When shootings resumed late June, it was in compliance with authorities tips that requested all actors under the age of 10 and above the age of 65 to not be present on units. Surekha advised Spotboye in an interview, “It’s a very unfair decision. They haven’t given a thought to practical thoughts. Since this lockdown has started I have not been able to work for many months. Due to which I am unable to generate any income for myself or my family. As a result of this, there is a complete stop on all my shooting. There were offers and people wanted to shoot with me but I couldn’t give my time or confirm them anything”.
“I want to stick with my own platform. And this rule is making it impossible for me to be Atma Nirbhar. It cancels all my effort to be Atma Nirbhar. It violates my right to work and support my family. My health is all fine and I don’t mind stepping out shooting my projects,” she added.
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Recently, it was reported that the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) approached the Mumbai excessive courtroom, in search of a keep on the rules prohibiting people above 65 years of age from indulging of their work.
Govind Namdev, 65, advised Hindustan Times last week, “People who’re physically fit should be allowed to work. That’s their right. Just because someone is over the age of 65 doesn’t mean their immunity is not fine. If a healthy person is following all precautions, he should not be stopped from working. After all, the livelihood is at stake.”
Speaking in regards to the rule, Nafisa Ali Sodhi advised HT that by barring older actors to resume work, the business is giving out a really incorrect message. “This is stigmatisation of the elders and highly demoralising for them. The society segregating the elderly is very bad,” she said.