Light-Camera-Action: Kolkata's film & TV industry gets back on track

Source :IANS
Author :IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Jun 11th, 2020, 11:48:12hrs

Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Shooting for films and television industry finally resumed in Kolkata on Thursday with technicians and artists maintaining health protocol for Covid-19.

According to sources, shooting activities for film and television serials started at Indrapuri Studio, Bharatlaxmi Studio and No 13 Studio at Tollygunj with technicians wearing PPE kit, masks and gloves for their safety.

"All members of the shooting unit underwent thermal screening before entering the studio premises. All the sets and make-up rooms were thoroughly sanitised for the safety of artists and technicians," sources said.

The deadlock over shooting was resolved on Wednesday evening after a long meeting with West Bengal Minister Arup Biswas who intervened into the issue and held a series of meetings with industry people.

Earlier, the representatives from the artists' forum which has nearly 3,000 members refused to start the shooting process over the issue of Rs 25 lakh COVID-19 medical insurance for every artist to be effective from the first day of shooting.

The shooting process faced difficulties as channel owners and tele-producers failed to give assurance about giving signed document of the medical insurance premium to artists from the first day of shooting on Wednesday.