Maharashtra Bandh Disrupts Shoot Of Popular TV Shows Ishqbaaz, Kundali Bhagya, Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Sasural Simar Ka

TV shoots in Mumbai’s Film City, Jogeshwari, Madh Island and Saki Naka areas came to a grinding halt due to the Maharashtra bandh this morning…

The Maharashtra bandh has not only affected public transport, commercial establishments, offices and schools but also the glamour industry. As of this afternoon, many shoots have come to a grinding halt. 

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Protestors Outside Film City In Goregaon

The state-wide bandh called by Dalit groups affected the television industry with some shoots being disrupted and others being cancelled as a precautionary measure.

Shoots of shows like Kundali Bhagya, Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi Kahi, aired on Zee TV channel, were affected in Andheri and Jogeshwari respectively.

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Kundali Bhagya

"There is major disruption near Kundali Bhagya sets. Everything is shut and there is stone pelting (happening). None of us are able to shoot and we are locked inside our vanity vans. We just hope the situation gets better soon," actor Manit Joura told PTI.

Lead actress of Kundali Bhagya, Shraddha took to her Instagram, to share details with her fans…

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Shraddha Arya’s Instagram Status On The Protests In Mumbai

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Shraddha Arya’s Instagram Status On The Protests In Mumbai

The team of the popular Zee TV show Piyaa Albela altered their shoot timings from 9am to 5pm to tide over the disruption.

"Shoots of Star Plus' shows like Naamkarann, Ikyawann, Rishton Ka Chakravyuh were cancelled while shooting for the show Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara was wrapped early due to the incidents happening in the city," sources from Star Plus channel told PTI.

Shoot of Mithun Chakraborty's Dance India Dance, Voice India Kids, Bhabi Ji Ghar Pe Hai! and few others however went on smoothly.

Producers of the show Ishqbaaz starring Nakuul Mehta and Surbhi Chandna that is shot at Madh Island were supposed to commence shoot at 2pm. However, they called it off.

Shoot of Sasural Simar Ka, that has its set on Mira Road, has also been disrupted. A few actors from the show had reached the set this morning, however, they were asked to head back home.

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Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

Shoot of Divyanka Tripathi’s Ye Hai Mohbbatien was also called off.

Inside Goregaon Film City, Udaan and Namkaran commenced shoot at 7 am. Since no one is allowed entry inside Film City, the TV actors who have wrapped up shoot, are now trapped inside. Getting out is a challenge for them as there is major blockade outside the Film City gates.

TV actors took to their social media handles to share their views on the bandh and elaborate on how it is affecting their lives…

Karishma Tanna Tweeted: Supreme Court Has Already Said "Bandhs Are Illegal & Unconstitutional Means Of Protest". Why Can't The People Who Call For Bandh Be Put Behind Bars? Who Are They To Instill Fear Among Common People? Will They Pay For Economic Loss Suffered Due To #MaharashtraBandh?

Pritam Singh Wadhwa Tweeted: No police in Goregaon only big talks by #cmdevendrafadnavis@@Dev_Fadnavis ..Kids old person stuck in this Jam for so manny hrs all gundagiri on the name of DrBaba saheb Ambedkar .

Krystle Dsouza Tweeted: This is all so disturbing ! Back to mumbai and have to witness this ? Such a shame #MaharashtraBandh #staysafe

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