Coronavirus had created a huge chaos in the world. Many lives are suffering due to the quick spread of COVID-19. It also hampered the entertainment industry as all film-making and producing bodies have unanimously decided to stop shooting for all kinds of entertainment formats temporarily.
According to the notification issued by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association, Federation of Western India Cine Employees and other similar bodies shooting for films, TV shows, digital and other kinds of entertainment format will have to remain suspended between March 19 to 31.
The notification reads: “In view of the epidemic spread of COVID-19 throughout the world including India, an urgent joint meeting of IMPPA- WIPFA-IFTPC-IFTDA-FWICE held on 15-3-2020 unanimously decided to stop shooting of films, TV serials, web series and all other entertainment, including digital formats from 19-3-2020 till 31-3-2020 as a result of health advisory, closure of all cinema halls, all sporting, educational institutes and entertainment events by the Government of India which has declared a medical emergency over the coronavirus. We appreciate and support all the steps taken by the Government of India to control the virus.”
“All units shooting till the stoppage comes into force have been strictly advised to follow all precautionary and preventive measures without fail. The decision about re-starting shootings shall be taken on 30-3-2020 after considering the prevailing situation.”
Salman Khan has announced that they will be continuing shooting in the city for his upcoming flick ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’. The makers insist they are strictly adhering to the safety norms of World Health Organisation (WHO).