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Indian Film Industry Issued Guidelines For Safe Production During Unlock 1.0

Bollywood shooting
Source: www.hindustantimes.com

India’s film industry, which is closed for 73 days at this point, is going to observe enormous changes in the way it works. This incorporates no handshakes, wearing a triple layer clinical mask, no laborer over the age of 60, bringing your own make-up and so forth.

The Producer Guild of India proposed a 37-pages long point by point rules and guidelines that can be executed to continue shoots with precautionary measure. The Uddhav Thackarey government on May 27 gave a green light to the TV business to continue shoots — with conditions applied. In any case, as indicated by reports, film shootings won’t continue until July. At whatever point it continues, the film business should follow exacting rules to maintain a strategic distance from the spread of coronavirus.

Indian TV industry shooting during unlock
Source: images.indianexpress.com

Here’s are some of the main guidelines:

  • People designated to open and close doors in the complex 
  • Sharing of cigarettes not allowed on set/offices/studios.
  • Social distancing measures to be implemented. 
  • To ensure thorough implementation of safety precautions, crew, artists & participants will be called at-least 45 mins prior to shoot. 
  • It is advisable to give priority to portable chairs over standard benches.
  • If possible, provide an arrangement for bathing.
  • Monthly swab tests, microbiology labs to check the sanitization of studio, sets, and office.
  • Encourage a work-from-home strategy where possible.
  • Crew above the age of 60 years should be avoided at least for three months from the date of shooting as and when it starts and cast above the age of 60 years should be judicially used.
  • Count with 4 masks per 1 crew member over the 12-hour long shoot day.
  • Auditions will be carried out online.
  • Use shoe covers when accessing an indoor location.
  • No extra person will be allowed with the Artist except for their Hair and Make-up in the vanity van.
  • Staff members may be ideally advised to carry home-prepared food.
  • All on the set crew must wear colored bands which can help identify their roles

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the film industry to lose as much as $130 million box office revenue. Sets of many films including Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi were reportedly demolished after being unused during the lockdown.

We just hope everything turns back to normal soon.

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