As the Kovid-19 cases are growing at a terrific pace across the country, with Maharashtra being one of the worst hit states, the future of all film productions in the state, especially in Mumbai, looks very bleak.
The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has issued a statement requesting filmmakers to adhere to the new SOPs for shooting, which also includes the mandatory negative RT PCR report of limited staff and participants.
The statement said, “Everyone who is shooting today or wants to shoot in the near future should take all precautions and it is important to follow the SOPs issued by the Maharashtra government allowing shooting during the Kovid epidemic. Producers have followed, but given the severity of the situation today, it is the duty of every producer to ensure adequate security and safety to prevent the spread of the disease that has been with us for some time. We all need to be careful if we want to survive. Please note that we will work closely with those who bring a negative RT PCR report and those who have their insurance for Kovid 19, as it can be difficult for producers to arrange insurance for short schedules ”
According to trade analyst Atul Mohan, IMPPA has reminded producers to strictly adhere to protocols during filming, when there is very little shooting. When things started to look normal a few months ago noting that some rules were not being followed properly, he said, “We can’t blame them because we all started to take it a little easier, but now I think any movie is on the floor. , The makers were very careful.
One source tells us, “Shooting a song for Karan Johar movie Prem Kahani to Rocky Aur Rani The film starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt has been canceled.
Also, schedule Kuttey, A film starring Arjun Kapoor, is said to have been influenced by actor Kovid-19 confirmation and current scenario. Information that filming is also celebrating Unchai Disabled for now.
The source adds, “The big banner production starring a superstar has been postponed for now.”
Filmmaker Anand Pandit was caught up in one of his films, the shooting of which was affected due to the conditions of the banned movement in Maharashtra.
“My Marathi movie Victoria There are still some schedules left in India and abroad and they need to be kept on hold for now. A few more projects in the pre-production stage will continue to be developed online as far as possible. We must first focus on the health and well-being of the people we work with, and then move on from there. We wait and anticipate where the current surge will take us and worry about releases. Right now, security should be everyone’s primary concern, ”he told us.
While filming of the affected projects has been suspended, dubbing and post-production work will continue. Actor Ajay Devgn is currently dubbing for his new film. Filming of music videos and commercials will also continue.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said, “Some people continue to shoot because they put in sets and they lose a lot if they don’t finish it, but they are also doing it with 15 to 20 members. And depending on the situation in Mumbai, no new project is likely to start till at least mid-February.
Finally, trade expert Joginder Tuteja said that work would be stalled for almost a month, but that the uncertainty in 2020 and 2021 would not exist now.
“People had no clue at the time. No SOPS, no vaccine. It’s a total mess. Now in 2022 I don’t see that happening. The good thing is that the infection does not last long. I don’t think stalling lasts more than 4 to 5 weeks. People know they can work in the environment they have. This is not as bad as it used to be, ”he shared.