Of course, some films have already started planning to shift their shoot outside Maharashtra. “There are production units that are shifting shootings including that of Rajkumar Santoshi, who is shooting for his film, ‘Nathuram Godse; in Bhopal. Balaji Telefilms has also moved some of its shooting to Goa and the ‘Shabaash Mithu’ unit has gone to Hyderabad for a recce,” informs Dubey.
The YRF and Dharma production sets are lying half done and therefore may resume shooting once the state opens up and shooting is allowed. Over half a dozen actors have tested positive in the last month. “The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, gave us very important advice, when he told us that we should avoid those members who come from containment zones as only then will we able to avoid infection on sets. We, as FWICE, therefore, advise all celebrities and film units to check the area from where their team members are coming and if need be, replace them,” he further reveals.