With the shoot for all television shows resuming since June end, actors above 65 years of age were either replaced or had their roles axed since the Maharashtra Government had passed a rule for the same. Actors like Surekha Sikhri and Kanwaljit Singh were on the receiving end of it and they were certainly not pleased with the changes. With the current financial crunch in the country, actors have been finding it difficult to manage their expenses with no jobs at hand.
Recently, Bombay High Court quashed the rule of Maharashtra Government suggesting actors above the age of 65 to stay home. The bench at High Court retaliated by saying that when people from the same age group haven’t stopped working in other industries, there’s no reason to replace actors. In an official statement from the IMPPA, it said, “This is to inform that though under the unlock conditions the State of Maharashtra had allowed the shooting of films and serials but had imposed condition that the persons above the age of 65 and above will not be entitled to participate in the shooting process either as Artist or as crew members.”
Kanwaljit Singh is obviously elated with the news and said that he is already getting his makeup kit ready.
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