Maharashtra government on Sunday (31 May) has decided to allow immediate resumption of shootings of films, tele-serials, OTTs, advertisements and others in the state, News18 reported while quoting a government official.
A number of appeals had recently been made by the film fraternity in this regard and a Bollywood delegation also called on state Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray last week.
In the wake of this, the state government on Sunday evening under #MissionBeginAgain decided to gradually restart shooting by issuing a separate set of guidelines.
For the purpose, those intending to resume shootings will be required to submit their applications to the Maharashtra Films, Theatre and Cultural Development Corporation at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film City, Goregaon, or at the district Collectorates concerned across the state, said an official.
"After scrutinising the applications, the concerned authority will give the go-ahead for the shooting proposals. They will have to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines issued separately for the purpose," an official told IANS.
The 16-page guidelines pertain to awareness among all stakeholders, managing coronavirus risks on the sets/studios and editing facilities, casting and artist management, production offices, trailers, tents, crowd control and physical distancing, handling of equipments, operations controls, actors and junior artistes, contestants for non-fiction shows, staffing, location departments, shoot management, art department, wardrobe, on-set communication, camera, video village setup, sound, electric/grip departments, catering, travel to be minimised with at least one month stay wherever possible and quarantine for 14 days after return.
(With inputs from IANS)
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