Bollywood and television shoots in Maharashtra stand halted until further notice, as announced by the Maharashtra government on Tuesday.
The order concerning film and television shoots is part of a 17-page order titled Break The Chain, which states all shoots of films, television and advertisement will be put on hold from April 14th to May 1st.
Films like Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathan, Salman Khan-led Tiger 3, and Amitabh Bachchan’s Goodbye were filming with these restrictions but have now been halted.
Many filmmakers were waiting for the Maharashtra government’s call on a supposed lockdown so as to decide the future of their current productions.
This pause for Bollywood has pushed away a chance at recovery. On the flip side for the south film industry, films like Master and Vakeel Sahab have garnered 100 crores at the box office.
Only time will tell.