Unusual times have called for drastic measures such as a now overturned ban in India which restricted people over 65 years of age from going to work. The limit, which was earlier 50 years, also impacted Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan who is 78 years of age and has concerns over his career being over.
“There are of course many other anxieties that trouble the mind. Government authorities have stipulated that those at 65 age and above cannot go out to work.. a few days back that age limit was reduced even further to 50 years,” said the Baghban actor on his personal blog.
“For people like me my profession and my 78 yrs, its packers thenh! The Film body that formally we are all associated with did put in a counter to that in the Courts and I believe the Honourable High Court has disallowed the age limit restrictions and so for the moment those above 50 are safe to work.. but Courts and Legal procedures take time,” he added.
“I wonder what shall come out of it. Are there any alternate work jobs for me, that the Ef could in their kindness suggest, in case everything does down in the Courts,” the actor wrote in despair.
The ban in India came on the back of growing Coronavirus cases which the elderly are most prone to contract. The age limit ban was overturned by the Bollywood authorities on being “discriminatory” but the matter is still under discussion in court.