In the first phase of Unlock 1, Maharashtra Government granted permission to producers to resume shooting for films, television shows and web series in the non-containment areas of the state.
However, according to a new rule by the Central Government, those above the age of 65 will not be allowed at the sets.
However, this new guideline didn’t go well down with senior actor Kanwaljit Singh as he was recently replaced by a younger actor in his show ‘Sandwich’.
Kanwaljit Singh replaced on the show
While talking to an entertainment portal, he said, “So what do actors like me do? Hang up our boots? How can I be asked NOT to work?,” he told website Film Information.
The actor added that he had even bought a home near the shoot location. “I have nothing against the new actor or the channel. But this rule needs to be changed. Otherwise, what will the hundreds of actors like me do? We are fond of working, we love our work, how can the government stop us? Will the authorities wake up when one senior actor, in depression for being out of work, commits suicide? Not every senior actor or unit member is well placed enough to tide over these difficult times by simply sitting at home, not working. Most of them need to work, some for financial reasons, others for the sheer love of work”.