Ever since the lockdown was imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic, people have been facing a tough time to run their houses due to financial crunch. Talking about cinema, theatres are closed for six months now and employees are in trouble due to the lack of income. Recently, popular trade analyst Girish Johar shared heartbreaking news about Hyderabad's famous Prasad IMAX employee's suicide due to financial burden.
Girish Johar took to Twitter and wrote, "Sad News... Heartbreaking ?...Financial burden has forced an employee of Prasad's IMAX (Multiplex Theater) to end his life in Khairatabad of Hyderabad @PrasadsMultiplx #SaveOurScreens @IMAX #SupportMovieTheatres."
The employee's name was Bhaskar. He was 52 years old and worked as a theatre operator at one of the most popular cinema halls in Hyderabad, Prasad IMAX. A report published in a leading portal suggests that Bhaskar got to know that he would not be getting salary from next month onwards. Hence, he decided to end his life. Well, his demise is indeed an unfortunate thing for the showbiz industry.
For the unversed, multiplex owners were paying half salaries to the employees from March. But since theatres are not opening any time soon owing to the COVID-19 spread, they decided to stop giving salaries to employees. Exhibitors and film producers are requesting the government to reopen theatres as the showbiz industry is facing a huge loss. Thousands of people associated with theatres are losing their jobs due to restrictions. Hence, theatre owners are hoping for a positive response from the government.
May Bhaskar's soul rest in peace!
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