Tollywood Shooting Guidelines: Tough Task Ahead

Even as the Telangana state government is toying with the idea of giving permissions to film shootings by laying out certain specific guidelines to be followed, the road ahead is looking darker as the producers are going to bear the brunt. The leading production houses which are bankrolling big-budget movies are breaking heads on how to take it forward once the government grants permissions for shootings.

According to sources, below are some of the guidelines that are in consideration for the permission of film shootings.


  • PPE kits must for crew
  • Sanitization points
  • Cast, crew must sanitize hands before and after every shot
  • Food – mostly self food. No to buffets, large gatherings.
  • No to 60-plus aged actors at shooting locations
  • No hugs, no kisses, no fight scenes
  • Shootings with limited crew (less than 50)
  • If any crew/cast tests positive and develops symptoms during shoot, it’s the responsibility of the producer to bear the treatment costs.

Going by these rumoured guidelines, looks like producers may not take such huge risk to start the film shootings. While post-production works are going on in full swing, the film shootings may take a while as the situation still looks bleak.

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