Maharashtra government sets down severe rules for shootings to continue in Mumbai; Bollywood and TV makers welcome the move.
Indeed, even as the nation enters the fifth period of lockdown today in its fight against COVID-19, media outlets can hurl a murmur of alleviation. Following the two-month-in addition to industry shutdown, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Sunday, green light the resumption of film, TV and OTT shoots in the midst of tough guidelines.
The state government provided a lot of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), titled Guiding Principles to Restart Entertainment Industry in Maharashtra, for leading shoots hereon. Among the new principles, makers who wish to lead shoots in Mumbai should look for authorization from the overseeing chief of Maharashtra Film, Theater and Cultural Development Corporation (Film City). Those arranging a calendar across different urban communities or areas in Maharashtra should secure consent from the authority of the concerned locale.
The on-set SOPs are a mix of the rules that had been proposed by the Producers’ Guild and the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE). In one of the most significant guidelines, the state government proposed that the on-set group ought to be limited to 33 percent of the first quality. The nearness of a rescue vehicle, a specialist and a medical attendant has been made mandatory on each set, similar to the observing of temperature of each part.
The choice acquired a flood of cheer in media outlets that has been reeling under the shutdown that was actualized on March 19. With this move, a few movies — including Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, Salman Khan’s Radhe and Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan — that had been unexpectedly canceled, can go on floors once more.