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Pallavi Joshi and Vivek Agnihotri launch initiatives to help actors, children with their mental well-being

The deadly second wave of COVID-19 is gripping the whole nation and the pandemic has been taking a toll on the mental health of many as well. Now, actress Pallavi Joshi and her husband-filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri have come forward to help unemployed actors and children who have lost their parents due to COVID-19. While launching the initiative, Pallavi Joshi said, 'We got in touch with top psychiatrists and clinical psychologists in the country. Every Sunday, we hold an open town hall with them where people from the film fraternity, along with the general public, join in and ask questions. We essentially talk about mental well-being.' Further on, she added, 'A lot of stress comes from the financial pitfall. But since they are creative artists, they need to understand that this period of crisis is like a story and every story has a beginning, middle and end. The end will definitely come as soon as the vaccination program is back on track'. The actress also opened up about those children who lost their parents and said, 'The futures of these children are at stake. Yes, there are Good Samaritans in society but what we need to really look out for are the not very well-intentioned elements.' She also added that the need of the hour is to be cautious while counselling these children, as she said, 'We don’t have the authority to create helplines for children directly. NCPCR has helplines for them, which we are amplifying. While dealing with them, one has to wear velvet gloves. There cannot be even one instance where the lackadaisical approach of the commission is causing a child’s future to be compromised and abused.' Meanwhile, on the work front, Pallavi Joshi was last seen in a couple of web projects.

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