There is an enormous effect of the lockdown on the Indian film industry. It has brought the film business to a halt. From the suspension of movies’ shootings to the shutdown of cinema halls, COVID-19 episode has ruined everything from when the lockdown was announced. As of late, the Tamil Nadu government and Andhra Pradesh government recently conceded consent to the movie producers to continue pre-production works of their upcoming movies. Presently, to discuss this, Tollywood biggies along with Minister of Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav visited Chiranjeevi’s home to talk about COVID-19 dangers.
Many actors, directors and producers from the industry like Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, SS Rajamouli, Trivikram, Koratala Siva, Vinayak, N.Shankar, Allu Aravind, Suresh Babu, C.Kalyan, Dil Raju, Gemini Kiran and Shyam Prasad Reddy were spotted during a gathering today to discuss about the further situation along with the minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav. As discussed during the meeting, Tollywood post production work will initiate on Friday after the Telangana government conceded authorization to the producers. However, from tomorrow only post production will start and about shootings, nothing is confirmed. The Telugu film industry will start the editing and other work tomorrow but talking has yet to be made about when to begin the shooting of the movies.
Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav garu met movie personalities at #MegastarChiranjeevi‘s residence and discussed many things about movie shootings and how the industry needs to function during this tough time. #Tollywood #TeluguFilmNagar pic.twitter.com/4O4SBi7xYl
— Telugu FilmNagar (@telugufilmnagar) May 21, 2020
However, the government of Telangana recently released a statement saying that for next few months the theaters will completely be shut down to avoid large gatherings and maintain total social distance. Films shall not be released for next two months. It shall be waited and see if the producers will opt for OTT platforms or wait for theatres to be reopened.