Hansal Mehta urges BMC not to cancel night shoots as Maharashtra begins night curfew owing to surge in covid-19 cases – Times of India

Director Hansal Mehta has put out a plea to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to enable the Bollywood movie business to proceed night shoots if precautions and different customary working process (SOPs) are maintained on the units.

In a tweet, the director sought ‘urgent intervention’ from the Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, citing that there are every day wage staff in the movie business, who solely depend upon shoots for his or her survival.

“Please do not force us to cancel even night shootings @mybmc if precautions and SOPs are in place. We will be severely affected particularly those who are on daily wages and depend solely on shoots for survival. Seek urgent intervention @OfficeofUT @AUThackeray,” Mehta tweeted.

Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state of Maharashtra has imposed a night curfew and different such restrictions in order to forestall the unfold of the second wave of the coronavirus.

Owing to the surge in cases, a bunch of massive-ticket Bollywood movies have postponed their theatrical releases. A tough movie commerce estimate suggests Rs 105 crore is at stake with these tasks getting delayed.

Among probably the most-hyped movies being pushed for now’s the Amitabh Bachchan-Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Chehre‘, which was scheduled to arrive on April 9. The Rana Daggubati-starrer ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ slated for March 26, was additionally delayed regardless of its Telugu model ‘Aranya’ and Tamil model ‘Kaadan’ having opened on the designated date. Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘D Company’ and the Punjabi biggie ‘Puaada’, starring Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa, are additionally awaiting new launch dates now.

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