The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in film, TV and digital show shoots being suspended after a directive from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Shubhash Gorkar, Joint managing director Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari, told ANI, “In view of the situation due to the coronavirus, the honourable municipal commissioner has issued directives to shut down the film city.”
“We have shut down the 15 indoor studios and 50-60 outdoor productions, the shootings has been shut down to restrict gatherings, until further directive by the administration. The entry of tourists and visitors has also been restricted,” he added.
At the weekend, the the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) announced the suspension of production of films, advertisements, and TV shows.