While the pandemic is not going anywhere and things are getting started to be adopted in the new normal, the film industry is appealing to the Indian government to reopen cinemas.
Appealing to the government to allow theatres to reopen ‘on an urgent basis’, the Multiplex Association of India on Tuesday said the movie exhibition sector that provides employment to lakhs of people had lost an estimated Rs 9,000 crore in the last six months.
Trade analyst, Taran Adarsh took to his Instagram handle to share it with his followers.
He captioned it as: “Dreams come to life at movies on the big screen… There are millions behind the screen who make that happen… Jobs are at stake… Can’t wait for cinemas to reopen. #UnlockCinemaSaveJobs” with an appeal to save the jobs.
Describing movies as the “soft power of India” and cinemas the main form of entertainment for millions of Indians, the association said close to 10,000 cinema screens across the country had been shut for close to six months.
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More than 84 countries, including China, Korea, UK, France, Italy, Spain, UAE, and the US, have already opened cinemas to the public while maintaining the highest degree of safety protocols and have seen encouraging response.
Let’s see when the movies will reopen now.