Sharad Malhotra, Vijayendra Kumeria, Savi Thakur, Rajesh Kumar Hail Decision To Open Theatres- EXCLUSIVE

Theatres have opened from October 15 onwards, but with 50% occupancy. Actors talk about how the need of the hour is to be extremely careful while going for shows

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Sharad Malhotra, Vijayendra Kumeria, Savi Thakur, Rajesh Kumar Hail Decision To Open Theatres- EXCLUSIVE
Theatres have opened and people will start going to watch films gradually. Here are a few actors speaking about the decision: 

Sharad Malhotra- While I am happy that theatres are opening, I also feel that it is a big risk. It is an air-conditioner hall and everyone is breathing the same air. We need to be very careful. With so many asymptomatic cases, even taking temperatures will not prove anything. It is a risk but I guess it can’t be helped. As far as food, nothing should be allowed as you have to take off your mask to eat.

Vijayendra Kumeria- I am not very sure of going to a theatre. I would like to wait and watch how the cinema halls are following safety and precautionary measures. I think the theatres will have to follow a safety and precautions model like airlines like after every show there should be proper sanitisation. People should be provided with masks and face shields and they should be allowed to carry their own snacks as they might have hygiene concerns.

Rishina Kandhari- According to me, it’s still not safe going in a closed environment with no vent and with air conditioners on. It’s a little scary to enjoy a film without knowing who’s sitting next to you and what’s their health status. I don’t think food should be allowed from home due to safety measures as the fresh food prepared at the theatre would be safer than 20 other people getting it from their homes. Disposable PPE kits should be made mandatory for everyone and they should be provided before entering the hall and discarded on coming out, just like 3D glasses. I would not like to go to the theatres until next year.

Savi Thakur- If they are starting it with 50% occupancy, then it’s fine because you can maintain a proper distance from each other. We all know that cases are not coming down as there is no proper medicine, so we have to take care of ourselves. I think the government should release the orders to carry our own snacks and beverages for our safety. I will go whenever I get the time and if some good movie will be released then definitely I will go because watching a movie in a theatre is very different from watching at home. Most importantly, I want to request everybody to please wear masks and carry your own sanitizers so that you can stay safe and let others stay safe.


Angad Hasija- Personally, if I think of my family, then definitely I won’t step out and go to theatres because I feel there is a risk as we are using the same seat. Anybody could have anything. So I don’t feel comfortable. It is better that you stay home and watch the film with your family.

Delnaaz Irani- I think it is very important that every industry should flourish. Almost everything is opening and most of the things have already opened, so why not theatres? It is very important for the theatres to open because it is very important for the people who are working there also to earn money. They need to take precautions and the best thing that can be done is to sanitise everything. They should allow people to get their own food so that there is safety. The crowd will be limited and I will definitely go if I can.

Saanand Verma- It’s a day to celebrate. We can again start watching movies in theatres and enjoy. Homemade snacks should be allowed. People can carry their food as it will be safe. There should be one seat gap between each person, people should wear masks and use sanitizers. If all the rules are followed, I don’t think there will be any problem.

Rajesh Kumar- Everyone is celebrating that cinema halls are opening but I feel that this must be taken with a pinch of salt. These are tough times and we need to be very careful of what we do and where we go. Covid 19 is a deadly disease and people have lost their lives because of it. We need to be careful while going to cinema halls. We must ensure that we wear our masks at all times and also make sure to discard the masks properly when we come home. Also, it is important that if someone is unwell, they must not go. There are a lot of people who are taking this casually and we must ensure that such people are not allowed inside the halls. A basic temperature check must be done before entering.



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