The lockdown gave serious financial crunches even to the celebrities. Recently TV and Film actor, Ronit Roy in an interview with Siddharth Kannan described his experiences of the lockdown. Not many know that Ronit Roy is also a businessman apart from an actor. He runs a security agency that provides security services to some of the biggies of Bollywood like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar. He explained about some of his clients didn’t pay up their dues which caused trouble for paying him to his employees. But in the interview, he thanked Big B, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar for paying bills in advance without even asking for the bill.
Ronit’s words were, “So, Mr Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar. They never even called me. Actually, I was in doubt that all of this is shut, all the boys are at home. Their office called me that we have done the transfer, but send us the bills when things open again. I didn’t ask them to do it, but they did it.”
Ronit went on to describe the situation of his employees saying, “My wife and I had a conversation… that time we did not know how long it will go on…I asked her what do we do? We decided that because I had 100-something employees on my payroll–someone’s mother was ill, someone’s father was ailing, someone’s wife was pregnant, someone had a baby a month ago and another person had to pay EMIs of their house– that we will cross that bridge when we get to it. We need to sustain these people,”