Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms Group has commenced a vaccination drive to inoculate its staff members at Balaji Telefilms, ALTBalaji and Balaji Motion Pictures Private Limited. The drive is being held at two centres on Thursday, namely the Balaji house and Killick Nixon Studios, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.The programme will cover two shots of the vaccine for all their on-roll and off-roll staff."One of the biggest fights the country is currently facing is against the novel Coronavirus. As a step towards safeguarding our staff, we have initiated a Covid-19 vaccination drive at two centres," Zulfiqar Khan, Group COO, Balaji Telefilms, said.He added: "As an organisation, we have always believed that our peop le are our biggest assets, and we'll continue to look out for them."--IANS dc/vnc
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun on Wednesday shared that he has tested negative for Covid-19 after 15 days of quarantine.Arjun posted a note on Instagram that reads: "Hello everyone! I have tested negative after 15 days of quarantine. I want to thank all my well wishers and fans for their wishes and prayers."The actor added: "Hoping this lockdown will help us in reducing cases. Be home and be safe. Thank you for all the Love."He captioned the note with a black heart emoji.Arjun had announced testing positive in a social media post on April 28.He had tweeted: "Hello everyone, I have tested positive for Covid. I have isolated myself at home and have been following all the protocols. I request those who have come in contact with me to get tested. "Stay home, stay safe and get vaccinated when you get the chance. I request all my well-wishers and fans not to worry about me as I am doing fine."--IANSdc/vnc
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun has tested positive for Covid-19 and has isolated himself at home. The actor posted a note on Instagram on Wednesday to share the health update."Hello everyone! I have tested positive for Covid. I have isolated myself at home and have been following all the protocols," Arjun wrote.He urged those who have come in contact with him to get themselves tested. "Stay home, stay safe and get vaccinated when you get the chance,"he added.The actor shared that he is doing fine and that his fans need not to worry. "I request all my well wishers and fans not to worry about me as I am doing fine," he concluded.--IANSdc/vnc
Mumbai- Actor Ranbir Kapoor has tested positive for Covid-19. He is on medication and living in quarantine at home. Ranbir's mother Neetu Kapoor took to Instagram on Tuesday to share her son's health update.
Sharing a photo of Ranbir, Neetu wrote: "Thank you for your concern and your good wishes. Ranbir has tested positive for Covid-19. He is on medication and recovering well. He is in self quarantine at home and following all precautions."
Commenting on Neetu's post, fans and followers shared their wishes for Ranbir's speedy recovery.
Ranbir's sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni also took to her Instagram story to share a selfie with her ailing brother.
Neetu Kapoor had contracted the coronavirus in December last year while shooting for the upcoming film "Jug Jugg Jeeyo" in Chandigarh.
On the work front, Ranbir has lately been busy shooting for Ayan Mukerji's action fantasy film "Brahmastra" alongside rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Mouni Roy. However, it is being speculated that shoot will be temporarily stalled with the lead actor contracting Covid-19.
Ranbir's next release is "Shamshera" on June 25. The Karan Malhotra film is an action drama co-starring Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor, and is produced by Yash Raj Films. (IANS)
Mumbai- Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor is lending support to 100 cancer couples. He says the pandemic has taught him the importance of helping others.
"The pandemic has taught all of us the importance of helping one another and spreading love whenever we can. We all look forward to celebrating Valentine's month in February, to make our loved ones feel special. But I have decided to do something different, this time," said the actor.
Arjun, whose mother Mona Shouri passed away due to cancer, has teamed up with the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) for the initiative.
"Along with Cancer Patients Aid Association, I am supporting medical treatment for 100 underprivileged couples who are impacted by cancer, which means one partner is battling this deadly disease as the other one is supportive in every step of this fight," he added.
"Cancer severely impacts one's immunity, making them extremely vulnerable to the Coronavirus. The previous year has been very painful for these couples. Not only were they fighting a hard battle, but they were also confined to their homes facing the severe threat of Covid-19. Many of them did not even have the source of income to buy food and essential medicines," he added.
The actor appeals people to come forward and support these vulnerable couples.
"By supporting their yearly medical treatment worth Rs 1 lakh per patient that takes care of expenses for chemotherapy and radiotherapies, surgeries, and medicines, we can save them from draining out financially," he said. (IANS)