Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of the Maharashtra region, announced the decision on Wednesday evening (April 14). He stopped short of referring to the action as an official ‘lockdown’ but the measures do restrict anyone from being in a public place without a valid reason. Cinemas are also once again closed.
The restrictions have put the blockers on Bollywood, with a string of high-profile productions shuttered temporarily.
Of the numerous shoots currently underway in Mumbai, Deadline has confirmed that Ram Setu, Amazon’s first Indian co-production starring Akshay Kumar and produced by Abundantia Entertainment, has been delayed further by this week’s news. The film had already been put on hiatus after its star and 45 crew members all contracted Covid.