After a complete lockdown of more than 2 months, Maharashtra government recently eased restrictions for shooting of films, television shows and other ventures. The government had issued guidelines for the shooting of Hindi and Marathi films and television shows, the sets of most of which are located in Mumbai.
However, film associations have conveyed their difficulty in implementing some of the guidelines. After the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), now the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) has also written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the same.
The association feels that the implementation of the guideline on barring shooting for actors and technicians aged over 65 years old is ‘impractical.’
Anil Nagrath, secretary, IMPPA was quoted as saying in reports that there were numerous actors above the age bracket. He suggested that the makers could take more precautions, like shooting with the senior actors for only four hours and completing their portions first.