B-Town Preps Up To Shoot Post Lockdown, The New Normal

Publish On: 31 May, 2020 12:37 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

MUMBAI: As the new normal will begin setting in with the announcement of Lockdown 5, how the Bollywood industry functions won't be the same. New guidelines along with restrictions will be imposed which will include set temperature checks, budget alterations and so on as films go in production again.

Renowned filmmaker Ashwini Iyer Tiwari (Panga, Bareilly Ki Barfi), in a recent interview, shared that there will also be changes in the way the production process is perceived.

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She revealed, "We are staying in unknown times of hope. Whenever the shoots start, there will be a change in the way we look at the process of production. A new normal where the safety of all is the most important priority will be in place, according to the rule book of the Guild."

"For all new productions, there may be a schedule revamp, whereby indoor locations with the minimum requirement of cast and crew, and production elements will be accomplished first," she further said.

Actress Richa Chadha also wishes that shooting begins all over with proper guidelines taking place.

She says, "I really don't know what the shooting scenario will be post the pandemic but I am hoping with proper guidelines shoots can begin. I believe the Producers Guild has already sent a long set of guidelines saying how they plan to restart shoots slowly especially for television."

Jacqueline Fernandes believes that changes will take place, but slowly.

She mentioned, "Post the lockdown, I'm sure there will be change but it will happen gradually. Things will take time to get back to normal for everyone and not just for the entertainment industry. Till then, we should continue to stay safe at home.

Yami Gautam also spoke up regarding the matter of budget alterations.

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"Budgets are going to be reworked. Already, proposed films most of us were to be part of are looking at reworked budgets and mediums, with theatres being shut and with no idea when they will open."