Giving no respite to theater owners and movie industry, the Telangana government has decided that the theaters will continue to remain shut for another two months. The move comes in the wake of growing number of coronavirus cases in the state. Even if the lockdown is lifted on May 29, with growing number of cases government is not willing to take a risk, hence decided to continue the closure of theater operations for time being.
Confirming the same, minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said, “The opinions on the opening of theaters is divided on the side of exhibitors. As of now, we have decided to not allow the operation of movie theaters for at least two more months. Even if we open them audiences won’t be coming to the theaters as social distancing cannot be compromised at any cost. So we have decided to keep them closed for now.”
The minister also didn’t give clarity on whether Telugu industry and daily soap-operas can resume their work. Meanwhile, their counterpart Tamil Nadu has given a green nod for Kollywood to resume post-production works.