Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray allowed all cinema halls in the state to open from October 22.
After listening to the problems of film representatives and discussing with the top administrative officials of the state.
He also instructed to make full preparations in this regard and follow the Standard Circulation Procedure (SOP).
Instructions related to the standard circulation procedure for opening cinema halls will be issued soon by the administrative officers of the state
Dr. Jayantilal Gada - Chairman & MD of Pen Studios and Director-Producer Rohit Shetty met the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra - Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday to discuss the reopening of the theatres across Maharashtra.
The meeting was held in Mumbai which was led by Dr. Jayantilal Gada and Rohit Shetty along with key theatre representatives and exhibitors today.
The Maharashtra government had issued instructions on the previous day to open schools in the state from October 4 and religious places from October 7.
According to the people present in the meeting, this time Uddhav Thackeray understood the problems in detail from the representatives of the film industry.
These people told the Chief Minister that it may be difficult for lakhs of people working in the Hindi film industry to continue their employment without opening cinema halls in Maharashtra.
From production to distribution and screening of films, the livelihood of millions of families is linked to the release of these films.
The film representatives had earlier shared their problems in detail with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
Among those who met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on behalf of the film industry are Jayanthi Lal Gada and Rohit Shetty, besides Sanjay Marudhar of Pen Marudhar, Kamal Gianchandani, CEO of Multiplex Association of India and PVR Pictures, Alok Tandon, CEO of Inox Leisure Limited, CEO of Cinépolis India. Devang Sampat and PVR Cinemas Senior Vice President Thomas D'Souza were also present.
After the weakening of the second wave of Corona, the process of release of Hindi films has started across the country.
But the film industry believes that due to the closure of cinema halls in Maharashtra, the business of his films is not being done as expected by the film industry.
The October release of mega-budget film 'RRR' was postponed due to the closure of theaters in Maharashtra.
Apart from this, many big budget films like 'Sooryavanshi', '83', 'Gangubai Kathiawadi', 'Prithviraj', 'Shamshera', 'Bunty Aur Babli 2' and 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' are in the line of release even after completion