Followed by Vijay Antony and Harish Kalyan who announced 25 % of salary cut considering the lockdown crisis, now a young hero came up with a massive announcement about his salary reduction. As lockdown got extended for third consecutive time in India due to coronavirus which killed more than two lakh and eighty thousand people across the world, many industries finding ways to be productive for survival. Daily labours, Industrialists, Entrepreneurs and people working in almost every field are suffering financially due to the Corona outbreak. Tamil Film industry is no exception as production of all the movies got interrupted.
Many actors came forward to help the workers of FEFSI and government financially. Raghava Lawrence donated Rs. 3 crores to fight corona virus and is still donating in various ways. Actor Vijay donated Rs. 1.30 crores whereas actor Ajith donated 1.25 crores. Music director turned actor Vijay Antony became the first one to announce salary reduction considering the corona crisis. Harish Kalyan also followed his footsteps.
Now, actor Mahat Raghavendra who is known for acting in films like Ajith’s Mankatha, Vijay’s Jilla came up with a video statement announcing about his salary reduction. “I have been working in this industry for past 10 years. Did few films and just got opportunity to act as a protagonist in two films. I wish to work in many more films in future.” he said in his video.
அன்பின் மகத்திற்கு மகத்தான மனசு. பாதிக்கு மேலேகூட சம்பளத்தைக் குறைக்கத் தயார் எனச் சொல்லியிருக்கும் மகத் சினிமாவில் முக்கிய இடத்தைப் பிடிக்கட்டும். இப்படிப்பட்டவர்கள் வளரட்டும். வாழ்த்துகள் சகோதரா @MahatOfficial pic.twitter.com/Dh4jjYgppA— sureshkamatchi (@sureshkamatchi) May 12, 2020
“Due to this Corona lockdown, many workers of Tamil film industry got affected. Mainly producers who are funding for our films, Distributors who are buying our films and Theatre owners who are releasing our films are affected in big time. If authorities of these three departments releases an official report demanding a percentage of salary reduction for actors, I am ready to reduce it as per their wish. Be it 20% or 50% or 70%, I am ready to reduce it. Young actors like me would accept to it is what I believe. Beyond salary, a real actor would always prefer more kind of characters and find ways to entertain his audience. Thank you” he added.
Considering the loss incurred by Coronavirus, Vijay Antony has decided to reduce 25% of his salary for all the three films which is Rs. 1 crore for each film according to a popular cinema tracker Kaushik. By doing this, Vijay Antony believes that he could help his producers for a smooth release once the lockdown is lifted.
Here’s the press release of Vijay’s voluntary salary reduction :
Following the footsteps of Vijay Antony, Harish Kalyaan and Director Hari announced their salary deduction:
Actor Arul Doss who is known for acting in films like Soodhu Kavvum, Thirudan police said that he won’t be getting any salary from producers till December month due to Corona lockdown. Comment your views on these announcements from the people of Film industry !!