Bollywood braving lockdown, many shoots suspended

The Bollywood film industry is braving lockdown, as Bomaby administration instructed that all film and TV shoots be paused until at least May 1 due to spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Chief Minister of the Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray stopped short of referring to the action as an official ‘lockdown’ but the measures do restrict anyone from being in a public place without a valid reason. Cinemas are also once again closed, the media reported

The restrictions have put the blockers on Bollywood, with a string of high-profile productions shuttered temporarily.

A good numbers of shoots were currently underway including Ram Setu, Amazon’s first Indian co-production starring Akshay Kumar, has been delayed further by this week. Jacqueline Fernandez is staring aainst Akshay in this movie.

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Pathan; the Boney Kapoor-produced big budget sports picture Maidaan, which already suffered a significant delay last year during the initial lockdown. Priyamani is staring in Maidan.  All work of Amitabh Bachchan-starring Goodbye is also stopped.