The strike has also reportedly caused the postponement of Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming action comedy Heads of State, which also stars John Cena and Idris Elba. On Friday, July 14th, Priyanka Chopra expressed her support for the ongoing SAG AFTRA strike. The actress sent a message with the hashtag “SAG-AFTRA STRONG” on Instagram. Chopra, who has been in a number of Hollywood movies and television programs, captioned her post, “I stand with my union and colleagues. In solidarity, we build a better tomorrow.”

According to numerous reports, the strike would also cause the production of her upcoming action comedy movie Heads of States to be suspended or delayed. Ilya Naishuller, who has previously directed action pictures including Hardcore Henry and Nobody, is directing the movie, which also stars John Cena and Idris Elba. SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists) announced its strike against the movie and television industries on Thursday, according to Variety, a US-based media outlet. This is only the second time in Hollywood history that actors have joined writers on the picket lines.

According to the guidelines, SAG-AFTRA members will not be able to attend premieres, do interviews for completed work, go to awards shows, attend film festivals, or even promote projects on social media while the strike is in effect, reported Variety. “We are being victimised by a very greedy enterprise,” SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher said during Thursday’s press conference. “At some point, you have to say ‘No, we’re not going to take this anymore. You people are crazy. What are you doing? Why are you doing this?'”.

More than 11,000 members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) began the strike in May, claiming they aren’t paid fairly in the streaming era. “Though we negotiated intent on making a fair deal, the studios’ responses to our proposals have been wholly insufficient, given the existential crisis writers are facing,” stated a statement from the union leadership.