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    COVID-19 forces Assam actor Gunjan Bharadwaj to become meat seller

    Gunjan Bharadwaj, famous in the Assamese film industry he had to turn to entrepreneurship due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

    Guwahati: Coronavirus is having a devastating effect on those in the film industry as stoppages in filming have left thousands in a mostly freelance industry without work. Even if they have work in hand, the Coronavirus guidelines have stripped them of their opportunity to continue working. Here is such an example of actor Gunjan Bharadwaj, famous in the Assamese film industry he had to turn to entrepreneurship due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. He has opened a meat outlet ‘Meat Expert’ in Guwahati where people can buy fresh meat during the morning hours. And during the curfew time, he has also introduced the home delivery services to his customer.

    “I opened this shop last year along with Dikshu da. We had plenty of time; we still have though, so we thought of delivering fresh meat to the people. Our rates are same as market but we do charge a small delivery fee if the product is to be delivered at home. We are happy helping out people with this small step,” actor Gunjan Bharadwaj said.

    “We open the shop at around 6 am and close the shop at 11 am due to curfew. After 11 am we start our home delivery services for the people,” he said.

    While asked on about his business after COVID-19 situation normalizes, he said, “I am not going to close this venture. Meat Expert will continue to serve people.”

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