'We Can't Shoot Wedding Or Intimate Scenes In TV Shows Post Lockdown' — Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Producer JD Majethia

Shubanka Sridhar , 27 May 2020
JD Majethia (Source: Instagram | @jd_majethia)
JD Majethia (Source: Instagram | @jd_majethia)

The coronavirus has put a stop on all the shoots and filming work for a long time now. Given film and television sets are spaces where there are crowds and a lot of interactions, getting their operations back on will be a task. The film associations are in talks with Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray to discuss resuming shoots. To give us more insight on this, actor and producer of the famous TV shows like ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai‘, JD Majethia, points out that the functioning of showbiz isn’t going to be the same again.

Talking to ETimes about this in an interview, ,Mr Majethia informs that if the shoots were to resume by mid-June, the government authorities will come and visit the sets first in order to make sure that it is safe and all the rules are being followed.

About the shows that need to resume, he says that they will have to alter a lot of things in the script to make it work:

First we wrote scripts and arranged things, but now scripts will be written keeping the situation in mind. There will be no wedding, festival, crowd sequences, large action sequences. We can’t shoot these situations. We can’t shoot hug, kiss, intimate scenes. Our life is not going to be that easy. We have asked for SOP (Standard Operating Practices) from everyone and it will be followed by everyone. From producers to junior artist, everyone has to file it. We have filed broadcasters and (IFTPC ) to the Government authorities.

With this becoming the new normal, it’s necessary for everyone to adjust to it and work accordingly.

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