Despite the government imposed a complete lockdown in the country including the TV and film industry, some shows still continued with the shoot and one of them was Mohanlal hosted the show, Bigg Boss 3 Malayalam. However, Tamil Police sealed the sets and the shoot was suspended right after it was reported that six crew members were tested positive. Moreover, a case has been booked for violation of government rules under the Tamil Nadu Disaster Management Act. Now, the latest reports suggest that the makers of the reality show have been charged a fine of Rs 1 lakh for violating lockdown rules amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
The officers even released an official statement regarding the same for the makers. It “We have sealed the premises. A case was filed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 for violation of government guidelines. FEFSI Union President RK Selvamani had already issued a statement saying that no film and small screen shootings should happen. Despite this, the production house continued to shoot as it was a continuous episode. We entered the set and saw people inside the glass doors, and food was delivered to them inside the set. There were seven contestants and other crew members like cameraman, technicians, and other production staff.”
“They said 95 days of the show have been completed and they needed five more days to complete the 100-day episode but we refused the permission. All of them were provided with a PPE Kit and immediately told to leave the set. The set was sealed and we have imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh,” Thiruvallur Revenue Divisional Officer Preethi Parkavi who reached Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 sets told Indianexpress.com.
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