The second wave of Coronavirus is getting out of control and the graph of positive cases is only touching the sky. Considering Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit states currently, the Chief Minister of the state, Uddhav Thackeray announced that there will be a complete lockdown for 15 days in the state, starting from April 14. Having said that, the shoots of films, TV and advertisements have been put on hold until further notice. However, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) will be approaching the CM to request him to let them allow shooting as they will lose crores of rupees due to no work. The president of FWICE said that the rule will affect the daily wage workers.
Hence, BN Tiwari promises to shoot with the same guidelines that were announced by the government last year. His statement was carried by TOI which read, “It is unfortunate that no shootings will be allowed from April 14, which is definitely going to hit our daily wage workers really hard. About 100 shootings including films and TV projects are currently going on in Maharashtra. Big shootings were on hold but TV and small units were shooting. With this sudden lockdown, if the shootings are stopped, the industry is bound to lose crores of rupees”.
“We are going to write to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow shootings of TV serials and we promise to shoot with the same guidelines that were announced by the government last year. The unit members will work in a bio bubble kind of environment to avoid infections,” he asserts. Even JD Majethia of the Indian Film and TV Producers Council had shared a similar thought.
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