We know how badly the coronavirus pandemic affected the film and television industry. But finally, after a virtual meeting, CM of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray showed positive signs for resuming the shoot. Well, most of the people associated with both industries are happy, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Dilip Joshi is a bit concerned.
Dilip Joshi, who plays the character of Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, is unhappy about the shoot coming to halt due to the pandemic. But now, even though the permission has been granted, Dilip don’t think it’s the right time to kick-start the work. He even raised issues related to his own show.
While talking to Hindustan Times, Dilip Joshi said, “It’s going to be difficult and I don’t think this is the right time to start shooting. We should wait for another month before taking a call. Despite the idea of having a limited crew, we wouldn’t be aware whether people are following the right hygiene.”
Dilip Joshi added, “Even if we plan to shoot with a limited cast, it will be a challenge for writers to conceive a scene.”
Meanwhile, talking about the discussion with CM, producer JD Majethia quoted, “Our CM has said that shoots can happen in green zones and in places where studios are far from civilisation. He has asked his principal secretary to take charge, make a report and initiate the job to allow monsoon maintenance of sets and post-production work. People have started shooting across the world. We all are aware that this virus is going to co-exist and we will have to work our way out through it. For example, an elaborate wedding scene might be changed to a court marriage or the couple getting married with only the immediate family involved.”
Do you agree with Dilip Joshi’s views?