The new age films are bound to shoot in open and outdoor places but now due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the filmmakers are opting for the old fashioned methods to shoot. The Tollywood studios have not been operating much but now the filmmakers are preferring to shoot their films indoors. The outdoor and overseas locations will not be considered until COVID 19 has a vaccine. New age director Gopichand Malineni, who is all set to resume the shooting of his big ticket movie Krack, with Ravi Teja and Shruti Haasan in August, admitted that studios will certainly be brimming with activity once again as a few filmmakers are considering shooting in studios, indoors.
Gopichand Malineni spoke about the new methods of shooting to a leading daily and said, “Firstly, for the moment, studios are safe and secure places to work in. If we had to shoot even crowd scenes, we will not only have better control in the studios but also ensure all the safety measures with regards to the pandemic(sic.)”
Producer and Director Teja also pointed out why the practice of shooting in studios has stopped. Teja said, “Unfortunately, even studio owners are catering to ten to fifteen star centric movies instead of sixty to seventy odd medium and small range movies. For instance, if a producer has to shoot in a police station, first he has to repair it and then begin shooting. Besides big producers, others can’t afford it, so it has pushed out good number of film shootings outdoors(sic.)”
Hyderabad boasts the best of studios such as Ramoji Film City, Annapurna Studios, Padmalaya, Ramanaidu Studios, Sarathi Studios and Ramakrishna studios. The filmmakers will restart shooting in studios as all the safety guidelines are a blessing in disguise and also studio owners will heave a sigh of relief.