As the Film shooting resumed in Maharashtra’s Non-containment zones, the cultural affairs department recalls guidelines by the government. The state government issued a 16 page long set of guidelines for the producers to follow as they undergo the film and television production. Here is everything it says:
While the entertainment industry has welcomed these guidelines among others, as they are a big relief for the people employed but the rule specifically not allowing the actors above 65 and below 10 will not be allowed on set. This brings tension among the artist with industry as the only source of employment.
Not just that, senior actors can not be replaced on sets, artists who are above 67 play major roles such as actors and even directors.
Avtar Gill who is an actor and director call out on how just like Amitabh Bacchan, If he is playing lead can not be replaced, same goes with actors like Raza Murad, Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher, Paresh Rawal, Ranjit, Prem Chopra, Dalip Tahil, Farida Jalaal… there are so many big names and its not possible. According to him, there is a requirement of the fitness profile of certain actors.
we are yet to see how the industry tackles the new normal and the issues that come with it.