The first case of Covid positive reported from the small screen industry in the city. The popular Television character artist in Suryakantham serial Prabhakar (not to be mistaken as the producer and director Prabhakar) reported having tested postive today.
No sooner the news reached the unit, the shooting has come to a grinding halt and the entire crew members Suryakantham serial unit have either gone into self-quarantine or have lined up for testing. He has also acted in Matti Gajulu and Kalyana Vaibhogam serials.
However, the bitter fact remains that none of the unit members in the industry including the artists and technicians has any insurance policy to this effect. Neither the producers nor the producing TV channel managements were not keen on spending any money on insurance. This makes the situation more volatile further threatening the future of 50,000-odd technicians and the artists of the Telugu Television industry.