India, one of the world’s highest-producing film and television projects, is halting production of all film and television projects in the country. In response to the spread of the outbreak of new coronal pneumonia, India will suspend all film, television and digital productions from March 19 to 30, including Amir Khan’s Indian version of “The Ragan Story”: “Lal Singh Chadha”.
It is understood that Bollywood and other parts of India’s language film industry, produced more than 1000 films a year, the suspension is expected to bring huge economic losses to India’s major studios and film projects.
Kulmeet Makkar, chief executive of the Indian Producers Association, said: “We understand the economic impact of the cancellation of these projects, but at this stage, the first priority is to ensure safety and we will continue to monitor the situation and make further decisions based on that.” “
Among the most affected films are the new version of “The Gang’s Passage” starring superstar Amir Khan, and the sports drama “Jersey” starring Shahid Capper.
As of the time of writing, 126 people had been confirmed in India with the new coronary pneumonia virus, bringing the death toll to three. The government has ordered the closure of some land routes into the country and the cancellation of all visas to stop the spread of the virus in the world’s second most populous country.