The Maharashtra government had to impose another lockdown after the second strain of Coronavirus. After shutting down the shoots of films and TV serials, the government has now given a green sign to resume shoots from June 7 in Mumbai. Having said that, the makers of Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi have also decided to continue its shoot. According to a report in India Today, the shoot will now commence on June 15 but the new SOPs prohibits crowd and dance sequence owing to the ongoing pandemic.
President of Cine Dancers Association Zahid Sheikh says, “Shoots resuming once again is very good news. But this is only the case for actors, directors, cameramen, make-up and production team. Not for dancers and junior artists, as using us is against the social-distancing norms that have to be followed. Though the good part is that the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and Yash Chopra Foundation are getting more than 100 dancers vaccinated in different phases so that whenever the opportunity comes, we are ready. But, the question is when will that time come? The situation is still bad for us. What is the point of getting vaccinated and still there is no work.”
However, earlier, a source close to the project revealed, “Gangubai Kathiawadi needs only three more shooting days. It’s part of a background song filmed on Alia Bhatt—she has no lip-sync songs in this film—which is almost complete. Bhansali was on the verge of completing it when shooting was called off.”
As it is said that some portions are yet to finish off, Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi is scheduled to hit the big screens on July 30, 2021. ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi To Get A Digital Release? - EXCLUSIVE
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