After new restrictions imposed by the Indian government, it’s thought that song shoots for ‘Brahmastra’ and ‘Cirkus’ have had to be cancelled due to crowds on film sets being avoided.
“About 50 per cent of the workforce was back on sets but the government is asking the producers to avoid the crowd on the set. We are the first to get hit by this rule and as a result, several shoots have been cancelled”, Zahid Shaikh, from the Cine Dancers Association, explained to E Times.
He went on to add, “There was a ‘Brahmastra’ song that needed 300 dancers, there was a Rohit Shetty song for ‘Cirkus’, one song to be choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant and there were quite a few outdoor shootings. Rehearsals of all the songs were done but now the shooting is cancelled. In the case of ‘Brahmastra’, first Ranbir Kapoor got Covid so we had to stop the work for 15 days and then Alia Bhatt got infected and now there’s a government mandate to not shoot big songs which is really unfortunate”.
It seems the daily wage workers will be the most hit in these guidelines but maybe there is this price to pay to remain safe during the shoots.
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