While the nation is getting unlocked slowly and accepting the new normal, the cinema people are waiting to be reopened to resume their livelihoods amid the new normal. And while the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) and various other theatre bodies have been constantly making rounds of the various ministries with detailed SOPs, they have only been met with disappointment so far. Many Bollywood celebs like Abhishek Bachchan, Richa Chadha, Suniel Shetty among others are trying to extend their support and appeal to the government to open up the theatres. People from the film industry are saying that it has been six months and zero income because of how things are on halt due to the pandemic.
Can’t wait. Popcorn, samosa and cold drink!!! The cheering, clapping, whistling and dancing. Best place on Earth! https://t.co/4CionM5Aqu— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 4, 2020
As many as 20 lakh jobs at stake and many are now questioning how this is being ignored by the same people whose films are exhibited in cinemas. So are they now going to unite for a campaign?
Due to the unprecedented rise in #COVID19 cases #Section144 has been imposed till September 30, to curb the virus. There’s no need to panic as there’ll be no change to Unlock 4 guidelines in Mumbai. STAY SAFE AND DONT PANIC!— Aslam Shaikh, INC (@AslamShaikh_MLA) September 17, 2020