After the Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday ordered all movie, tv and internet present shoots to be halted in gentle of accelerating Covid-19 instances within the state, TV executives and producers have been left scampering for an answer. Most GECs, having confronted immense losses final 12 months throughout the lockdown, didn’t wish to cease airing unique content material. And thus, a call was taken to fly all the forged and crew of TV exhibits outdoor and proceed taking pictures.
Premeditating a lockdown-like scenario after the spike in instances in Mumbai, most producers had already been working in numerous shifts to can most episodes. Plenty of them have a few week to 10 days financial institution of episodes in hand. Nonetheless, not eager to take an opportunity on how issues will pan out within the state, they’ve determined to work on a month-long schedule away from Maharashtra.
For a similar, all members have been examined for coronavirus earlier than their flights, and so they should stay in a bio bubble all through the shoot. Most shoots will occur indoors, and even when they should step out, it is going to be round their set. The unprecedented manufacturing value, together with lodging, meals and different bills, will likely be borne by the channel.
In a chat with indianexpress.com, Full Home Media’s managing director Sonali Jaffar shared that this step appeared like the one certain and safe strategy to proceed shoots. Whereas two of her exhibits — Tujhse Hai Raabta and Apki Nazron Ne Samjha’s storyline was at some extent the place an out of doors schedule was within the pipeline, the group needed to inculcate the change in Qurbaan Hua. She added that no native crew will likely be employed as all the group will likely be flown out collectively. “The whole lot has been deliberate rather well, and we’re trying ahead to shoot in Goa. Nonetheless, I’m certain all of us would need issues to get sorted in Mumbai quickly, in order that we will get again to our units once more.”
Pooja Banerjee, who performs Rhea in Kumkum Bhagya, shared that whereas she is comfortable that the shoot won’t get affected, she is going to miss not seeing her husband day by day for a month. “We will likely be making a bio-bubble in Goa, which I really feel will likely be a lot safer as a result of we won’t be assembly anybody else aside from the individuals on shoot, who will likely be recurrently examined as effectively. So, I imagine it can truly be safer than taking pictures in Mumbai.” Lauding the transfer by channels and the manufacturing home, the actor added that whereas it’s the want of the hour to curtail the unfold of Covid-19, “there’s a sizeable set of every day wage earners who rely completely on the leisure trade for his or her livelihood and therefore the present should go on,” Pooja added in a press release.
Indianexpress.com completely shares the checklist of cities the place all of your favorite exhibits will likely be shot:
Star Plus: All of the exhibits on the channel will head outdoor by the weekend, and shoots will start subsequent week. Mehndi Hai Rachnewali and Imlie will likely be shot in Hyderabad (Ramoji Movie Metropolis), Apki Nazron Ne Samjha in Goa, Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani in Umbergaon, Saath Nibhana Saathiya in a city in Gujarat, Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Mein both in Delhi or Hyderabad. Given Shaadi Mubarak’s lead actor Manav Gohil has examined optimistic, and the present has children, the group has determined to air pre-filmed episodes. Publish which, they’ll air outdated episodes. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Anupamaa may transfer to Goa or Rajkot. A last choice is but to be taken.
Zee TV: Most of its exhibits, together with Kundali Bhagya, Kumkum Bhagya, Tujhse Hai Raabta, Qurbaan Hua and Apna Time Bhi Aayega, will likely be shot in Goa. Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti will likely be filmed in Surat, Teri Meri Ikk Jindari in Jaipur and Hamariwali Good Information in Haryana. Non-fiction present Indian Professional Music League has already filmed episodes for the interval.
Colours: Balaji Telefilms’ Molkki will likely be heading to Goa, and Choti Sardaarni will likely be shot on the outskirts of Delhi. Whereas Udaariyaan is already being filmed in Chandigarh, Dance Deewane 3 has a financial institution of episodes to final the curfew interval. Namak Issk Ka may transfer to Ramoji whereas a name is but to be taken on Barrister Babu, Pinjara Khoobsurti Ka and Bawra Dil.
Sony TV: Not one of the exhibits as of now will likely be heading outdoor, and can look forward to just a few days earlier than taking a name. Actuality exhibits like Indian Idol 12 and Tremendous Dancer 4 have already shot episodes for the approaching weeks.
Star Bharat: It’s flagship mythological present RadhaKrishn is being shot in Umbergaon, which is a inexperienced zone. Whereas talks are on to shift Pratigya both to Ramoji or Goa, a call is but to be taken. The present will proceed airing pre-shot episodes, adopted by re-runs.
Sony SAB: As of now, the channel has determined to not transfer outdoor for shoots. All exhibits on SAB have a financial institution of episodes for just a few days, following which outdated episodes will air on the channel.
&TV: The GEC will likely be airing episodes shot earlier than the curfew in Maharashtra. Publish which, it can re-telecast outdated episodes. Whereas Yeshu is about to go off the air, Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai is being shot in Lucknow.