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Tisca Chopra donates rice packets to theatre workers amid pandemic

Actor Tisca Chopra has been at the forefront of India’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. From amplifying COVID relief resources SOS requests on social media to helping people to arrange medical equipments, Tisca is doing her best to help people amid the ongoing health crisis. Now, she went out to the suburban Mumbai theatres and distributed 1500 kgs of rice packets to theatre workers. Talking about the drive, she said, ‘We all know how theatres have been shut. It’s been almost a year and a half. The single-screen theatres have faced the major brunt of the same. In normal times these theatres are the hubs of the social life in that area – perhaps the only sources of entertainment for people living around there. The workers end up becoming friends with the customers coming in every weekend for a movie.’ She added, ‘And these theater workers have been out of work for this whole time. I felt we must reach out in whatever way we can and thus we decided to take this up as a part of our initiative.’ Tisca also urged everyone to do their bit in extending support to the needy in these trying times. She said, ‘If each one of us comes out and helps, we may be able to curb the suffering around us a little, at least in terms of food and basics. Whether it is a small or a big help, it doesn’t matter.’ Tisca Chopra is also trying to help out daily wagers in this pandemic. She mentioned, ‘There isn’t enough work and that is fast becoming an issue again with the Delta variant and the 3rd wave looming.We are working on other ways too to reach out to all those in need.’

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