Actor Kartik Aaryan has been staying at home like the rest of the nation during the lockdown. He has kept his fans entertained with his funny posts and also as a content creator. Now, in an interview with journalist Anupama Chopra, he spoke about the situation the industry is in and that, if need arises, he is willing to take a pay cut as well.

Anupama mentioned that she had been attending a lot of webinars where the stakeholders in the industry spoke about the future. One of the observations was that Bollywood would take an estimated $1 billion hit. So, as and when the industry resumes operations, there will have to be smaller crews. One of the topics discussed was ‘will stars take a pay cut?’.

Replying to it Kartik said, “I wouldn’t want to cut down on people’s jobs. There has to be a solution wherein that problem also doesn’t crop up and producers (who are getting hit), they too are saved. There has to be solution and a balance will come out. Whatever it takes for the industry to get together and start working, I think, I am up for it. I would do whatever collectively we decide to do.”

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On pay cuts, Kartik said, “If that is something that is gonna help the industry, I think we all should do that. We should be up for it. We have taken a huge hit, as a country and as an industry also.” Kartik also shared a quote on pay cuts as his Instagram stories.

Through much of the lockdown, Kartik has been conducting interviews with front-line warriors like doctors and cops on India’s war against the coronavirus pandemic. He also keeps posting funny videos with his mother and his sister.

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