Maharashtra has announced new restrictions on Sunday to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state. With the weekend lockdown and nighttime curfew enforced, the film and TV industry is gearing up for a hit again. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray discussed the situation with Hindi and Marathi film and TV producers.
With weekend lockdowns from 8pm on Friday nights to 7pm on Mondays, theaters released in theaters will be let in no time to recover their costs. Two major productions – Kangana Ranaut’s Thalaivi and Akshay Kumar-starrer Sowrivanshi are scheduled to be released later this month.
While the state government has allowed film and TV units to continue working over the weekend, shooting with only 33 percent of the crew members will be allowed. He has also been asked not to shoot big dance and fight scenes, supporting and questioning the livelihood of junior actors, who are daily wage laborers.
Exhibitor Akshay Rathi spoke to indianexpress.com about CM’s meeting with exhibition area members and filmmaker Rohit Shetty, whose Soryavanshi is set to release in late April.
Thank you @OfficeofUT G. to meet the film exhibition area of Maharashtra and accept the sacrifices made through the epidemic. Although the region supports the government in its drive to save lives, the state’s support will now be needed to protect the livelihoods that result from it. pic.twitter.com/K21O1QH4rw
– Akshay Rathi / Akshay Rathi (@akhayhayerathi) April 4, 2021
The CM categorically stated that in view of his concerns about all the cases we are seeing in Maharashtra, this meeting was scheduled to take place with various business sectors, including the government to impose sanctions and sanctions from them. would be required. . Of course, we all know that saving lives is a priority. If we need sacrifices out of it, then so be it, ”he said.
He said that he has also requested assistance for the afflicted area during the past year. “What we put forward was the exhibition area, one of the most sacrificing areas last year, which should be compensated by the state. So far we have not received a penny or a policy-driven decision, which has helped us survive compared to the previous year. Therefore, in terms of the number of casualties in the area permanently closed or staring into bankruptcy, is alarmingly high. And this sector directly and indirectly employs millions of people in Maharashtra and it needs to be looked into seriously. CM has accepted the sacrifices of the sector. We have placed our request for some sort of financial relief and hope that the state government will act on the requests. “
He said that the exhibition area would now wait for 15 days to see the effect of the new restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government. “If the government feels that such restrictions will have an immediate effect and are going to completely stop the spread of the virus, that’s great.” In that case, we expect to open in 15 days with 100 percent capacity, with no speed breaker.
Asked if Sooryavanshi is making another change in its release date, Rathi said, “Possibly.” in the worst case. “