Hyderabad: Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao assured to permit movie and tv trade to renew work together with shootings and pre-production works in a phased method. He directed the officers involved to organize pointers on this regard. He requested the trade representatives to make sure that all work is performed in strict adherence of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Attributable to lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic, the shootings and associated work in movie and tv trade got here to a standstill for the final two months. Cinema halls too have been shut down. In consequence, scores of people who find themselves depending on the trade are struggling for livelihood. These points had been taken up by members of the movie and tv trade with the Chief Minister in a gathering held at Pragathi Bhavan on Friday. A dialogue on permitting shootings, pre-production and post-production work apart from reopening cinema theatres, was held in the course of the assembly.
Ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav and S Niranjan Reddy together with members of movie trade together with Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, D Suresh Babu, Allu Aravind, SS Rajamouli, Trivikram Srinivas, Koratala Shiva, N Shankar, Dil Raju, Gemini Kiran, Radhakrishna, C Kalyan and others attended the assembly. The representatives appealed to the Chief Minister to offer mandatory permissions for movie shootings and reopening of cinema halls contemplating the plight of scores of individuals depending on the trade.
Responding positively to their requests, Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao instructed that movie trade can resume operations in a phased method, with pre-production and post-production actions which require least manpower. He suggested that movie shootings could also be thought-about from June after reviewing the state of affairs. Re-opening of cinema halls might be thought-about solely after taking the general circumstances under consideration, he opined.
The Chief Minister needed the movie trade to outlive duly following the COVID-19 pointers. He directed Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav and Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to carry in depth dialogue with all of the stakeholders and put together mandatory pointers on this regard.
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