The Mumbai vaccination racket has affected Bollywood production houses too. Bollywood film producer Ramesh Taurani, who heads Tips Industries Ltd, revealed recently that 365 of his employees were vaccinated on May 30 and June 3, but are yet to receive a certificate.
Ramesh released a statement on Instagram that read, "We @tips @tipsfilmsofficial did two vaccination drives on 29th May and 3rd June respectively. 356 people including myself, our staff, film crew and workers were vaccinated in this drive. We were informed that our certificates would take a few days to reflect. When my office people contacted Mr Rajesh Pandey he said it will come in by this Saturday."
He further added, "Now we know he’s been absconding. We paid 1200/- per dose plus GST. And more than the monetary loss, we are now worried about what was given to us. Have we been vaccinated with Covishield or simply given a water shot?! We are urgently awaiting answers on this matter. Mumbai police is investigating the case and we are hopeful for clarity soon..#fakevaccation"
Ramesh's allegations come a few days after a vaccination racket hit Mumbai's residential complex in Kandivali. Not just TIPS, but another production house called Matchbox Pictures also faced a similar issue after they got its 150 employees vaccinated by SP events but received their certificates quite late. Ramesh organized the vaccination camp for his employees on May 30 and June 3, 2021; however, the staff is yet to receive their certificate.