Reality Show Shoots Allowed In West Bengal Without Set Audience

Mamata Banerjee urged administrators and producers to generate consciousness on COVID-19 (File)


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday granted permission for recommencement of actuality TV shoots however disallowed the presence of viewers on units.

The Chief Minister additionally mentioned that outside capturing may be allowed at remoted locations with no more than 40 crew members, after intimating native cops.

Mr Banerjee additional introduced that every one members of the West Bengal Movement Photos Artists’ Discussion board can be offered therapy freed from value in the event that they contract the illness.

Declaring that Bengal is the “first and solely” place within the nation the place capturing for TV serials has resumed in full swing since June 11, Ms Banerjee mentioned the state ought to be promoted as “one-stop vacation spot” for filming soaps and flicks, because it has needed infrastructure in place.

She urged administrators and producers to generate consciousness on COVID-19 by their movies and serials.

“You can begin work for actuality exhibits as many budding abilities are benefited from these programmes. However there should not be any viewers. You possibly can recreate the viewers really feel with digicam trick and expertise,” she mentioned, whereas interacting with representatives of the leisure trade – artistes, technicians, producers, actors – at state secretariat Nabanna.

As a number of actors, together with Parambrata Chatterjee, insisted that outside shoots have been very important for nearly all movie tasks, Banerjee mentioned, “In case you develop into just a little progressive, and shoot with restricted crew (40) at an remoted place the place there isn’t a crowd, it might be permitted.”

The Chief Minister, nevertheless, acknowledged that senior cops in that individual space must learn concerning the shoot.

“You possibly can begin outside shoots close to lakes and parks, once they open for a number of hours within the morning. You may as well shoot on the eco-tourism park (within the metropolis) after speaking to authorities there,” she recommended.


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