Maharashtra is one of the states which has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday (April 4, 2021), the state government ordered shutting down of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes for public access until further notice, to bring the spread of COVID-19 under control.
After the cabinet meeting on the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state amid the second wave of the pandemic, Minority Affairs Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik confirmed that Maharashtra will witness a weekend lockdown starting from 8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday (April 5, 2021).
According to the ‘Break The Chain’ guidelines issued by the state government, cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes have been ordered to remain shut until further notice.
The guidelines further state that shootings of films/serials/advertisements to be allowed subject to:
a) Shooting of scenes with large number of artistes to be…