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Bollywood Plots Safe Return to Production After Covid-Enforced Pause

Bollywood Plots Safe Return to Production After Covid-Enforced Pause

The Hindi-language film industry, popularly known as Bollywood, is displaying its resilience after being hit by yet another Covid-enforced pause.

India is currently in the throes of the pandemic with 330,000 new Covid-19 cases everyday, with upward of 2,200 daily deaths. The western Indian state of Maharashtra, home to Mumbai and Bollywood, is amongst the worst hit with more than 67,000 new daily cases and 568 deaths. Of these, Mumbai accounts for some 7,410 cases and 75 deaths. The state is operating under severe movement restrictions, a lockdown in all but name, and Bollywood productions have paused.

Though the intensity of the pandemic is higher during this wave, compared to last year, there is one major difference – the industry has been through a year of hardship and is now better equipped to deal with the crisis, once the Maharashtra government lifts restrictions.

The restrictions are currently due to be lifted on May 1, unless the pandemic takes a turn for the worse.

See full article on Variety