MUMBAI: As the alarming rise in coronavirus cases is sending the world into a frenzy, some filmmakers from the Bollywood industry have quite unusual plans related to the disease. The makers are busy registering titles of the films relating to the highly-threatening disease. Sources from the industry say that Eros International has registered a title called 'Corona Pyaar Hai', probably a reprised edition of 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai', the Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel starer from 2000.
A report says that Krishika Lulla from Eros International said, "Currently the scripting is going on. The subject (of the epidemic) is going to be set in a love story. Currently, we are fine-tuning the script and are waiting for things to subside, as things have come to a standstill now. Once everything is normal, we will start the project in full swing."
Another source belonging to the Indian Film and Television Producer Council also notified that Eros International has indeed booked the said title for their film around last week.
Another report reveals that the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association has also validated that many directors and producers are registering titles of films with the word 'Corona' in them. Another reference mentioned, "We have already registered one called 'Deadly Corona'.
The outbreak has taken the Indian film industry by a storm as many films like Akshay Kumar's 'Sooryavanshi' and Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor's 'Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar' are being postponed due to mass evacuation carried out by the stare which is leading to many public spaces being shut for at least a week.
Films which were ongoing production like Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt Starrer 'Bhrahmastra', 'Jersey' with Shahid Kapoor and 'Bhool Bhulaiya 2' featuring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani have now been postponed in terms of shooting.