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Actor Dayahang Rai also ready to reduce the salary.

“ The important thing is that for what purpose the producer is making a film for. If the film will benefit the sector, I am ready to work for a reduced salary”, says Dayahang Rai.

KATHMANDU:The world film market has been affected by the epidemic of Covid 19. Billions invested in movie theaters have been shut down. Except in a few countries, film production has also been stopped. This epidemic has also exhausted the Nepali film industry which is not counted in the world. There has been no activity here for the past four months.

The government has not yet issued any directive on reviving the film sector, even when other congested areas come into operation. Hall operators, directors, producers, artists, technicians and others have been raising the voice that film production and exhibition should be opened to make the film sector run smoothly. However, their voice has not reached Singha Durbar.

With the government allowing the re-opening of the film sector, a serious debate is needed on how to speed up film production and adjust the screening environment. Filmmakers say that in order to increase the pace of film production after the epidemic, especially the actors should reduce their salaries. Some artists seem to agree.

Actor Paul Shah and actress Swastima Khadka have expressed their commitment to help the film industry move after the epidemic. They say they are ready to work by reducing their wages. Meanwhile, actor Dayahang Rai has also said that he agrees that the actor should reduce his salary to uplift the film industry.

After”I am ready to work in the film by reducing my salary,” he said. But, the intention of the manufacturer should be clear. Reducing wages alone is not the answer. The important thing is that for what purpose the producer is making a film for. If the film will benefit the sector, I am ready to work for a reduced salary. ‘

He said that there should be coordination from the government side to make the film sector dynamic after the Corona epidemic. He had signed more than half a dozen films before the lockdown and will be busy shooting for the film ‘K Ghar K Dera’ as soon as the government gives permission to shoot. After this, Dayahang will work in a new film directed by Nischal Basnet and Rambabu Gurung.

Published Date: Sunday, July 19th, 2020 | 09:45 AM

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