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Nod for film, TV shoots in Mumbai if daily COVID-19 case count under control: Maha CM

Maharashtra government stopped film and television shoots in April after Covid-19 cases began to surge in the state.

By: PTI | Mumbai |
June 6, 2021 6:28:17 pm
covid19 shooting film tvFilm and TV shoots were halted on April 15 after Covid-19 cases began to surge in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said permission for film and TV shootings in Mumbai would be granted if the city’s daily coronavirus case count is brought under control.

In a virtual interaction with the representatives of the film and television industry, he appealed to them to cooperate with the government in the measures being taken to fight the pandemic. “After the second wave of COVID-19, film and TV shootings were stopped in the state, but now the number of cases have started getting under control and the unlock process has also begun,” he said.

Thackeray said film and TV producers need to follow all COVID-19 safety rules and take precautions during the shoots. “We should ensure that we do not get knocked down by the virus,” he said.

Several prominent actors, anchors and others linked to the entertainment industry, including Aadesh Bandekar, Nitin Vaidya, Prashant Damle, Bharat Jadhav, Subodh Bhave, Amol Kolhe, J D Mathijia, Amit Behl, Punit Goenka, Ajay Bhalvankar, Sangamon Shirke, Vijay Kenkre,Sharad Ponkshe, Siddharth Roy Kapur, participated in the meeting.

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