Talented artist Meera recently applied for financial assistance from the Punjab government. However, her request has been rejected!
Meera Ji applied for financial assistance with the Artist Support Fund introduced by the Punjab Information and Cultural Department. She had asked for Rs 40 million as she claimed she is in a financial crisis.
However, officials explained that they can only provide Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 to the actress.
A meeting took place at Alhamrah Arts Council under the leadership of MPA Sadia Sohail Rana. In the meeting, the department decided that it cannot provide more than Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 to Baaji actress. It was also discussed in the meeting that an artist should have a monthly income of less than Rs 15,000 and be aged above 50 if he/she wants to apply for the fund.
Rana said to the local news source, “This fund is for the poor artists who have been affected badly from the ongoing situation,” “ I am surprised why Meera applied for the help as in this situation she herself should be supporting other poor artists. Meera should understand that everything is not a joke. Artists of her stature should set aside funds for difficult times when they earn large amounts,”
On the other hand, Meera ji had said, ” My shows in the USA and Canada were canceled due to Covid-19. I suffered a loss of around $100,000. I have to pay back the loan I took in Dubai. I was earning Rs 15,000 per appearance but with no shows, I am forced to apply for financial support,”