To save his unit from standing in lines for hours to get cash, an ordeal every citizen is going through post currency demonetisation, producer JD Majethia today gave away gift hampers consisting of vegetables, salt and sugar to the crew of his show Khidki.
Majethia took the opportunity of the 100 episode celebration of the comedy series to surprise his unit.
“100 episode celebration is not new for TV shows. But we wanted to do something which is the need of the hour. Our workers, spotboys, light men and others are facing inconvenience because of demonetisation and I think we should help them.”
“They work whole day on the set and don’t have time to stand in long queues. So, we thought we should give them basic things like salt, sugar, oil and some vegetables so that at least temporarily they are relieved,” the producer told indianexpress.com.
Majethia, the name behind popular sitcoms like Khichdi and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, said he hopes people get inspired by his initiative and do the same for their workers.
“I can’t dictate others but I really felt bad for my people. I have seen people depositing cash in their workers’ accounts but I think we should help them by giving them things they need. It is difficult to go to bank and ATMs every day,” he said.
Khichdi and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai are two of the classic family sitcoms of Indian television. While the audience still miss the adorable chemistry between Khichdi’s Hansa-Praful, the cast of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai are set to return with a web-series of their show soon. Majethia himlsef played the character of Himanshu in Khichdi.