GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - The film and television fraternity of Assam has welcomed the decision taken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to issue guidelines for resumption of shooting films and television serials.
Notably, the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in consultation with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has prepared the guiding principles and standard operating procedures (SOPs) on preventive measures for media production, which include shooting of films, television production, web series and all forms of content creation in the electronic and film medium. The guidelines were released by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi recently.
Commenting on the guidelines, filmmaker Manju Borah said, �The film industry has to adjust with the present situation and start shooting by following the guidelines prescribed by the Central government.�
Borah said that working in small units would help prevent unwanted exposure to the virus. She also thanked the government for giving permission to resume shooting as it would help the fraternity to survive as many people working in the field are facing financial crisis.
�We must work together to prevent spread of COVID-19 and this is possible by following the guidelines prescribed by the government� said artiste Sadananda Gogoi. He appreciated the government decisions for allowing shooting with guidelines.
Pabitra Margherita, Chairman of the Jyoti Chitraban thanked the government for giving permission to start shooting. The SOPs issued by the government are comprehensive and include almost every aspect of shooting, be it media production or audience management, he said.
Film director Rajesh Bhuyan said that the entire film fraternity of Assam would follow the guidelines prescribed by the Government of India. He thanked the Central government for the guidelines which would help them start production.