TV shootings back on track after shutdown (Lead)July 5th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Even though film shootings remained cancelled at the end of the nationwide strike called Monday by the opposition parties against the hike in fuel prices, a few channels got back to their schedules in the evening.
The strike was till 6 p.m. and the channels went back to work after that.
“We did stop shootings of our serials during the day but our shootings are back on schedule now after the strike got over,” said a source in Star TV.
Even channels like Colors started work in the evening while Sony TV said it was carrying on with its shootings as per schedule.
Bollywood and the TV industry had cancelled their shooting schedules Monday due to the strike.
“Today, shootings at various places have been cancelled because of the bandh (strike). It will resume after seven in the evening. Till then, its very unlikely that something will take place,” Dharmesh Tiwari, President of Federation of Western India Cine Employees, had told IANS during the day.
There are six main studios in the city - Filmistan, Kamal Amrohi, Mehboob, Natraj, R.K. and Filmcity. And most of them either had no bookings or cancelled their shoots today
“Two-three shootings have been cancelled today because of the bandh, some might resume after seven and others have been rescheduled for some other day,” said a source from Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari (Filmcity).
R.K. and Filmistan studios had no bookings for the day.
“There are no bookings for shooting today. I think it is because of the bandh,” a staff member from the Filmistan Studios told IANS.
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