Yami Gautam opens up about the changes pandemic is bringing in the film industry

Covid19 has changed everyone’s life for the past few months and it’s obvious that once it’s over life will never be the same again. Now Bollywood has halted all it’s movie production till the situation is better. Actress Yami Gautam says she doesn’t know when film shoots will resume because even after the lockdown is lifted, it doesn’t look like COVID-19 will be contained.

When asked about how does she see the future of the entertainment industry post-pandemic and in what ways will the industry change Yami said, “Budgets are going to be reworked. Already the proposed films that most of us were to be part of, are looking at reworked budgets and mediums, with theatres being shut and with no idea when they’ll open. Of course, the mid-budget films have an opportunity to opt for digital platforms.” She also opened up about being offered work that is set for the webspace. “Films are coming my way with the proposal that it’s for the digital platform. This shift is already happening. We don’t know when we’re going to resume shooting because even after the lockdown is lifted, it doesn’t look like the coronavirus will be contained,” she said. Fresh guidelines and restrictions might be introduced, she stresses. “We will still have to follow protocols, precautions and the fresh guidelines of that time. We’ll have to wait and watch. Safety is the most important thing. I don’t think things will resume any time soon. With the economy going downwards, film budgets, too, take a hit. “Budgets, of course, are going to be curtailed and reworked, knowing that globally the economy is taking a hit. Content-wise, I can hope that this is the time people are using to write films about good subjects and fresh concepts. I hope content-wise we come out stronger,” said the actress.

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