Ever since the lockdown began in March, the shoots of all movies and TV shows have come to a halt. As a measure to avoid the spread of this pandemic, our government brought a pause on everything. However, now that the lockdown is over, Maharashtra Government has given permission to the TV industry to resume shooting. However, a long list of guidelines has been set for the producers and the crew of the show. As per reports, only 33 percent of the crew can be present on the sets and the shooting can begin only in non-containment zones of Maharashtra.
As reported by a leading entertainment portal, the production house has to have an ambulance, doctor and nurse available on the set all the time. Along with these, there have to be three washrooms that require sanitisation every hour. Temperature checkup of every crew member needs to be carried out before entering the sets while a member above 65 years is not allowed on set. Likewise, pregnant women to be not allowed on the sets.
Further, casting for the shows is required to be done through an online process. While on sets, all the members have to abide by social distancing rules and wear masks. For actors, they are expected to dress up in their costumes from home and arrive on sets with very little staff. Makeup artistes are ordered to wear face masks and shields while working on celebrities. Moreover, for non-fictional shows, costume sourcing has to be avoided.
Ekta Kapoor, the content czarina expressed her heartfelt gratitude.
Seems like you may soon get to watch your favorite shows on TV.