Although the Maharashtra government has permitted shootings of films, TV serials and web shows, the lack of inertia to resume shootings is because insurance companies, producers and TV broadcasters have to finalise the amount of insurance cover for the shootings. The insurance would cover coronavirus cases contracted while shooting is in progress. Members of the Cine and Television Artistes Association (CINTAA), Indian Film and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) and the Indian Broadcasters Federation (IBF) agreed on this point in a virtual meeting recently.
Amit Behl, senior joint secretary and chairman, CINTAA, recently said that unlike in Calcutta, the amount of the insurance cover would have to be more than the cover that’s the norm in Calcutta (Rs. 25 lakh). He also added that the cover would be uniform for the cast and crew.