The state government of Maharashtra has approved the resumption of film shooting with a comprehensive, 16-page roster of guidelines. Notwithstanding, the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) has addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, asking several changes in the guidelines. Filmmakers and directors request Uddhav Thackrey to relax the rules on shooting.
The differences have endeavored in a letter from IFTDA president Ashoke Pandit to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. The letter has also been attributed to Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, the chief secretary of cultural affairs, Maharashtra.
Among rules that IFTDA has requested to be reviewed is one that affirms any person over 65 years of age shall not be allowed in shooting locations. Moreover, it has been proposed that there should be a doctor and nurse assigned at every shooting premise.
Directors request Uddhav Thackrey:
Concerning these rules, the letter states –
“Allow us to tell you that many veteran actors viz. Danny Denzongpa, Dalip Tahil, Tinnu Anand, Rakesh Bedi, Kabir Bedi, and others. Legendary directors, filmmakers, and writers viz. Anil Sharma, David Dhawan, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dharmendra, Shakti Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Pankaj Kapur, Jackie Shroff, Subhash Ghai, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Prakash Jha, Shekhar Kapur, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, Priyadarshan, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, and others, who are over 65 years, are actively working in the industry. This limitation is therefore unrealistic since it would contain some of the great personages of our industry.
“We would like to bring it to your kind notice that the state is already suffering issues because of the non-availability of the doctors and nurses. To cope with the risen number of patients from the COVID-19 pandemic, and since it is not feasible to have a doctor and a nurse to be placed at each shooting premises. Alternatively, we propose having a doctor and Nurse available area wise at the shooting locations.”
The letter additional states: “We request you to grant our appeal on the same and make the required changes in the GR respectively.”
So, the directors request Uddhav Thackrey was to make the above changes. What are your thoughts on the same? Share with us through the comments below. Keep coming back to BollywoodHush for the latest updates on the industry.