PATNA: A few of Bollywood’s iconic dance scenes could quickly turn out to be historical past as India’s new pointers for the coronavirus-shuttered movie trade enable it to reopen below situations which will fully reshape film manufacturing.
The movie and tv industries had been placed on maintain in late March when a nationwide lockdown was imposed within the wake of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic. Final week, India’s broadcasting ministry introduced that each may resume, however with crucial well being protocols in place.
Famous person Saif Ali Khan mentioned he was “dreading” the return to capturing as he prepares for “Bunty Aur Babli 2” with co-star Rani Mukherjee. One scene was deliberate to function scores of refrain dancers, however the brand new pointers impose strict crowd administration on movie units.
“I’m not positive a refrain dance quantity is secure anymore,” Khan instructed Arab Information.
In keeping with his producer, Aditya Chopra, the variety of dancers showing within the scene will probably be severely lowered. Many filmmakers, together with Anees Bazmee, the director of blockbusters “No Entry” and “Welcome,” really feel that eliminating the refrain presence from dance numbers will solely work brief time period.
“The place will these wage earners go if they’re eradicated? The federal government’s pointers are solely a short-term answer,” he mentioned, however added that for now, the precautions is perhaps the one choice.
In accordance with the rules, face masks are obligatory for forged and crew apart from the actors in entrance of the digital camera. Using props on movie units is restricted whereas sharing wigs or make-up kits by actors is forbidden.
Producer-actress Pooja Bhatt expressed doubts over the workability of the brand new guidelines.
“We just lately adopted these pointers, and extra precautions, for our final day of the capturing of ‘Sadak 2’. However then we had minimal crew. I’m not positive all filmmakers and productions in Bollywood have the self-discipline to work in that style,” she mentioned.
Bhatt defined the issue lies in movie crews being too giant for his or her goal, with every star touring to capturing areas with numerous “hangers-on” and several other folks doing the job of 1 individual on the set. “The entourage mindset is the very first thing that has to go,” she mentioned. “There is no such thing as a security proper now.”
Author-director Manish Gupta, well-known for “Rahasya,” and “Stoneman Murders,” had related doubts concerning the feasibility of the rules.
“These are very properly thought-out and complete pointers. The true problem would be the implementation,” he mentioned. “Whether or not a unit of 150 or extra folks will truly comply with every guideline so strictly? Or will complacency creep in?”
Others, nonetheless, are extra optimistic as they’ll lastly return to work.