Shooting of Bengali feature films will start from June 10

By: |
Updated: Jun 08, 2020 3:53 PM

The minister said it was decided that Producers will pay the Rs 25 lakh Covid-19 insurance premium for technicians and 50 per cent of the premium for artists.

Artist's Forum General Secretary Arindam Ganguly, who was present at the meeting, said all the decisions were taken in a cordial atmosphere and in the interest of everyone concerned.Artist’s Forum General Secretary Arindam Ganguly, who was present at the meeting, said all the decisions were taken in a cordial atmosphere and in the interest of everyone concerned. (Representational image: IE)

Shooting of Bengali feature films will start from June 10 after nearly three months. Shooting of films had stopped in March due to the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown. West Bengal PWD, Sports and Youth affairs minister Aroop Biswas told reporters after a meeting with all stakeholders of the film industry on Sunday that the shooting will commence from Wednesday with maximum 35 persons and without any child artists.

Biswas said like the new rule in serials for senior actors, in films as well those above the age of 65 will have to sign an undertaking before joining shoots.

The minister said it was decided that Producers will pay the Rs 25 lakh Covid-19 insurance premium for technicians and 50 per cent of the premium for artists. Representatives of Eastern India Motion Pictures Association (EIMPA), West Bengal Motion Picture Artist’s Forum and Federation of Cine Technicians and Workers of Eastern India attended the meeting.

Also read| Check Coronavirus latest updates here:

Artist’s Forum General Secretary Arindam Ganguly, who was present at the meeting, said all the decisions were taken in a cordial atmosphere and in the interest of everyone concerned. Biswas said outdoor shoots and in foreign locations will not take place immediately due to the present situation.

“We discussed and agreed on the standard operating procedure for film shoots in the present situation,” Biswas, who is associated with Kolkata film festival and is deeply attached with the entertainment industry, said. Earlier on June 4, a decision was taken to begin shooting of Bengali serials from June 10.

The West Bengal government had allowed shooting for films, TV serials and web series from June 1 with not more than 35 persons on set and using all social distancing norms.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Dil Bechara’ title song brings out Sushant Singh Rajput’s charm and his love for dance
2Baahubali turns 5 years old! Ten things to know about India’s biggest blockbuster
3Shoojit Sircar ‘happy’ with performance of Gulabo Sitabo on digital medium