Being the most affected state in India, Maharashtra is under a strict 15 days lockdown. Most of the businesses other than those that fall under essential services are closed to any business operations. So are Mumbai’s busy Bollywood projects are also under shut down.
So, in order to continue works that are possibly allowed the 15 days, bodies like Indian Film and Television Producers’ Council (IFTPC), Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA), and Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) – have written a request letter to the CM of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, hoping to get some concession or compensation during the lockdown.
While the post-production work needs to be continued to broadcast the already filmed contents, the boards have agreed to open up vaccination centres. Along with the vaccines, they have agreed to provide shelter and remuneration to the daily wagers who will be staying on the sets.
Big-budgeted projects in line like Vikram Vedha, Pathan, Adipurush, and Tiger 3 had to be stopped abruptly due to the lockdown. So, with the letter the Film City boards expects to get concessions to work on the pre and post production parts of the projects.