Bollywood comes to a halt as Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray yesterday, announced Section 144 and brought a slew of restrictions to limit the rise of COVID-19 cases in the state. Shah Rukh Khan led Pathan, Salman Khan starrer Tiger 3 and Prabhas’s magnum opus Adipurush are among the top Bollywood productions that will be directly affected by the move.

Rubbishing the rumours of Pathan’s shoot being brought to a halt recently due to unit members testing positive for COVID-19, a report by Mid-day quoted a source as saying— “A schedule break was anyway slated for April 13 and 14. The team was conducting a patchwork shoot at the Yash Raj Films studio with a slim crew of 25 till April 12, and was to start the next leg soon. However, abiding by the new  rules, the shoot of the Siddharth Anand-directed vehicle is on hold for the next fortnight, starting Thursday.”

The shooting of Salman Khan’s Tiger 3 had not suffered a setback irrespective of  Katrina Kaif testing positive for the virus as helmer Maneesh Sharma was filming stints with Salman at a ground in Andheri East. The publication quoted a source as saying— “Maneesh had reworked the schedule to defer the filming of crowded scenes, including one that required over 10 stunt artistes with Salman”.