Bollywood backup dancer Qurnaliya Lovett: I am struggling to pay rent

Bollywood Dancers Association is an association of around 800 members, and only 100 have received ration. So until they feel secure to return to the sets, no work will happen. There are so many of us involved during the making of a song, so social distancing is impossible. The stars are really particular about their health and hygiene, and why shouldn’t they be? And that’s understandable, as we all want to be safe.”
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Lovett said, “We are in the third month of being without work. “Working in so many films, I never thought work would come to a halt like this,” Lovett remarked. I have yet to get it. A lot of the time, the sanitation factor is lacking on sets. It could take several months. Also Read | Not part of any union, lightman Ghulam Sattar feels helpless | Hairdresser Hetal Satar: I feel trapped and don’t have any backup | I don’t know how to survive: Spot boy Rakesh Dubey | The aid we have received is not enough: Background dancer Janet John Nazareth
She added, “I am worried about how long this will go on. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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Daily wage workers For Bollywood backup dancer Qurnaliya Lovett, 31, the year 2020 had a slow start, but with the lockdown announced in March, work came to a screeching halt. Written by Komal RJ Panchal
| Mumbai |

Updated: May 19, 2020 7:28:24 am

Qurnaliya Lovett has danced with stars like Kangana Ranaut and Shah Rukh Khan. Amitabh Bachchan had provided ration coupons for Rs 1,500 each. My parents are not expecting anything from me because they know I am out of work, but I feel terrible for not being able to help them in their old age.”
Originally from Nagpur, Qurnaliya Lovett came to Mumbai 10 years ago to live her dream and claims to have shared screen space with stars such as “Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kiara Advani, Sunny Leone and Tiger Shroff.” Her roster of films, she says, includes Student Of The Year 2, Good Newzz, Dhoom 3, Bajirao Mastani, ABCD 2, Udta Punjab, Kapoor and Sons, and the latest being Pawan Kalyan’s PSPK27. Salman Khan, too, deposited Rs 3,000 in our accounts in April, and we are thankful for that.”
She added, “I live in Malad, and I am struggling to pay rent now.