Covid-19’s second wave in India is proving to be a deadlier one as of now where the cases are at an all time rise and a lot many restrictions are being imposed again. As we know, a partial lockdown of sorts has been imposed again in Maharashtra, especially on weekends.
And while FWICE chairman JD Majethia confirmed recently that post his meeting with CM Uddhav Thackeray, it was confirmed that shoots won’t be stopped but this weekend lockdown is applicable for shoots as well. Elaborating on it with ETimes TV, Majethia said, “The shooting for TV shows, daily soaps won’t happen on Saturday and Sunday because of complete lockdown. As per state Government’s norm the production house have been informed and they have started working on their scripts accordingly. They will manage for this week and most people will have a bank of episodes. From next week, we will have to see how things will happen. We have to look at the bigger picture, we were about to enter another phase of lockdown but that has not happened.”
The meeting happened yesterday and Producers, broadcasters, Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) and Cine and TV Artists’ Association were all present to discuss the rise in cases of COVID-19 and how another lockdown will have a severe impact on the entertainment industry.