High Court dismisses Maharashtra Government’s order for age limit on film sets

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The Bombay High Court on Friday put forward an order of the Maharashtra government barring all persons above the age of 65 years from shooting and participating in any work on film sets due to the ongoing pandemic.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice AS Gadkari heard two petitions filed by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) and star Pramod Pandey to allow all persons over 65 years of age to work in the entertainment industry, reports Mid Day.

The bench allowed all producers, technicians, workers and artists to work providing they adhere to the advisories which are applicable to all senior citizens as is applicable in case of all other citizens in the state.

“As per the list available with the petitioner, there are thousands of people aged above 65 years who were participating in the shooting of programmes prior to the lockdown. The shootings of such films and programmes have been left in between due to the non-availability of such people,” one of the pleas said.

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