Here is some good relief for television fraternity. It is a conditional approval for shooting with 10 to 12 persons around for Kannada TV serials. The Karnataka Chief Minister has given the approval after a request from Karnataka Television Association. It will be only indoor shooting. The operators have to maintain the strict rules of Corona 19 virus and the reality shows shooting has not been approved. With this nearly 6000 plus depending on earning have got a relief in TV industry.
When the lock down would open for the Kannada filmdom to work? This is the curious question that was raised today. No approval for cinema shooting, exhibition activities yet. In the form of GST film industry brings very good revenue to the government. The exhibition sectors especially the single screen and malls are badly hit with stopping of cinema screening.
As a matter of fact there are nearly 400 films in Kannada ready with censor. Nearly 50 films are ready to hit immediately. Around 50 films shooting and 100 plus post production activities in the cinema industry was in progress.
Almost all top stars films = Shivarajakumar, Yash, Darshan, Sudeep, Puneeth Rajakumar, Dhruva Sarja, V Ravichandran, Yash and others films are at shooting and post production stages.
The intervention of Thara and Revenue Minister Ashok R has been helpful in this Television activities starting with some conditions.