A Tollywood delegation which consisted of Chiranjeevi,Nagarjuna and Rajamouli and many other directors and producers met with the Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to discuss when movie shootings can resume. The delegation represented Tollywood, which was badly affected by the lockdown which began in May. Infact all the movie industries in India have been unable to make any progress in shooting schedules due to the lockdown guidelines.
Telangana chief minister KCR met with the delegation and listened to their demands and finally agreed that shootings can resume from June onwards. However, KCR has also said that post production works for movies can resume immediately. The Tollywood delegation would now meet Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y Jagan Reddy to discuss the same issue and when the industry could resume movie shoots.
However, movie theaters across the country continue to be closed indefinitely on government orders because of the lockdown. There is also no clarity on when the theaters would open considering that it is not safe for the public to gather in masses. KCR said “A lot of people solely depend on the film industry to eke out their living. It’s necessary to resume film shootings, reopen theatres and other production works in a limited way by adhering to lockdown guidelines and other Covid-19 norms. While the post-production activities, which happen indoors, can be resumed with immediate effect, the resumption of film shootings will be allowed in June. The reopening of theatres is still a way off and we will make a decision accordingly soon after assessing the situation (sic.)”