Entertainment industry has been in a crunch since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic. While the Maharashtra Government issued a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus cases, film and shoots came at a halt.
Now, the entertainment industry can finally breathed a sigh of relief. In a special meeting with all the governing bodies of the media and entertainment industry on Sunday (June 6), Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, shares the unlock plan.
The regular shoots cannot resume and all shoots will have to happen during the restricted timings and in bio bubbles as proposed in the unlock Mumbai plan, clarified CM Thackeray.
According the the India Today report, Mumbai comes in Level 3 and shoots will be permitted for a limited time with fewer crew members and in bio bubbles.
Arguing that all shoots have a regular timing of 12 hours to churn out episodes, the governing bodies said that the limited timings would hamper the telecast of content, especially TV shows. They have made a special request for the 7 am to 7 pm shift. However, the request is still pending with the CM.
The Chief Minister futher insisted that vaccination should be in place for all associated with the media and entertainment industry by the next two months.
With new standard operating procedures, the producers have a choice to start shoots in Mumbai with restricted timing and bio bubbles.
Film and TV shoots - being shot outside Mumbai - are likely to resume shoot in Mumbai from next week. However, the report suggests that the choice lies with the producers if they would like to continue shooting outside Mumbai or return and follow the protocols.