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Coronavirus impact on Entertainment Industry: IMPPA issues notice to cancel all shootings; Movies, TV Shows, OTT to suffer heavy loss

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 March 2020, 13:38 IST
Coronavirus impact on Entertainment Industry

Coronavirus is taking a toll in India with 114 confirmed cases in wake of this state government are taking precautionary measures to curb the outspread of the lethal. Mall, Cinema Hall, pubs, clubs have been shut down in Delhi, Telangana, Rajasthan, among other states. After seeing this now Entertainment Industry has also taken measures and have released a notice to cancel all shooting.

The meeting between IMPPA, FWICE and IFDC was conducted recently where they discussed on how to curb the outspread of the virus. In an interview with SpotBoye, they said that they have taken a call majorly on the TV sector as they have to deliver daily episode while OTT and Bollywood are not in much hurry the shoot. Also, they all have started taking precautionary measures and have cancelled their shoots. He added that entire release calendar has gone for a toss even since the Coronavirus spread in India.

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J D Majethia continued, “Look, we discussed in detail. But we finally had to come on a lockdown decision because who will take the responsibility if even one was to contract this deadly disease? Why take a chance? Are we really equipped to sanitise and thereby prevent people from acquiring it?”

 

Talking about the loss that entertainment industry is going to suffer in the next 15 days, Exhibitor Akshay Rathi said, “ if we take into account the shift in the release dates, closure of shoots and theatres the loss will be in the vicinity of 100 crores. It’s a very gloomy scenario.”

As we were telling you earlier that coronavirus is not just affecting the healths of the people but also the business all over the world. Thought the entertainment Industry has taken measurements for 15 days are worried that if the situation worsens then they have to extend the period and this is not a good sign. However, health comes first when the government can shut down all the schools, mall, cinema halls then the entertainment industry can also take this small step towards sanitation.

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First published: 16 March 2020, 12:36 IST
 
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