Mumbai: Amid the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) in the US, Indian film star Deepika Padukone has decided not to participate in the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) for the launch of her upcoming film, Project K.This move comes as a show of solidarity with the striking actors, and it signifies her support for their demands. The decision not to be part of the SDCC event underscores the importance of addressing industry issues and ensuring fair treatment for actors on an international scale.As fans eagerly await the release of Project K, Deepika Padukone’s absence at the Comic-Con panel showcases her commitment to standing with fellow actors during this significant labor dispute.
Last week, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) took a significant step by collaborating with screenwriters from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in the first-ever joint strike.This move comes after negotiations for a new contract with the studios and streaming services, represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), failed to reach a consensus.
Adding her voice to the cause, 37-year-old Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the accomplished actor-producer, also showed her support for the strike. Known for her Hollywood debut in “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” alongside Vin Diesel in 2017, Priyanka has made her mark on the global stage.
Most recently, at the 95th Academy Awards, she had the honor of introducing “Naatu Naatu,” the Best Original Song Oscar winner from SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster film “RRR.” As prominent figures in the entertainment industry rally behind the strike, the call for better working conditions and fair treatment resonates both within and beyond Hollywood’s boundaries.