Lakshay Lalwani manmeet grewal suicide

Television actor Manmeet Grewal committed suicide owing to the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown. The actor’s drastic step to take his life has highlighted the plight of people who are struggling to make ends meet amidst the pandemic.

After Nia Sharma, now ‘Dostana 2‘ actor Lakshya Lalwani has thrown light on the plight of actors and daily wagers in the entertainment industry.

Offering condolences to Manmeet’s family, Lakshya took to his Instagram handle and penned down a very hard-hitting note stating that not all actors are privileged and how this lockdown has affected them badly.

Highlighting the plight of television actors, Lakshya wrote, “We are TV actors. We get paid on a per-day basis. There are times when we shoot for 25 days a month, and there are times when we’d shoot for just 5 days a month. Just like any individual, we too have bills to pay and a majority of us live in rented apartments. Our job security is as uncertain as our working hours.”

 

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“Not all of us drive expensive cars or go to Bastian for Sunday brunches. You’ll often spot us on the road and recognise us solely by our characters names, and sometimes not recognise us at all. Phrases like ‘Diwali bonuses’ and incentives don’t exist in our world. This lockdown has not been the same for all of us. While some of us are privileged, there are some who are challenged in these unprecedented times. To Manmeet, and his whole family, may God bless you, and give you strength. Godspeed, my brother, “ he added further.

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Manmeet committed suicide due to depression on May 15. He hanged himself to death at his Navi Mumbai flat. He was depressed as his income was affected due to the ongoing lockdown.

Also Read: Nia Sharma condoles Manmeet Grewal’s death; says, “With work being halted indefinitely, everyone’s losing patience”

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