Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ starring Alia Bhatt, is expected to be one of the first films to go on the floors post lockdown.
Ashok Dubey told Times of India, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali was already shooting in Filmcity and his set is still there. So the possibility is that his movie will be the first to resume shoot with the necessary precautions, once the permission is granted by CM. Boney Kapoor ji’s film was being shot in Madh Island, his sets have been covered and he may begin shoot once the lockdown ends. A lot of filmmakers have kept their sets intact, waiting to start shoot post lockdown.”
The secretary of FWICE shared, “Corona is not going to end do soon and going by the past few months the way shoot has stopped, we have kept the necessary precautions in mind and written a letter to the CM urging to start the shoot. We were permitted to shoot in green and orange zone but Mumbai is red zone so it cannot be possible for a while. Daily wage workers want to start work. The guidelines shared by the Producers Guild are good, we just want to add a few corrections for the safety of the workers, technicians. We have sent our SOP and we will plan accordingly.”
Gangubai Kathiawadi was expected to release in September 2020 and will now be postponed until further notice.