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Coronavirus Outbreak in Hyderabad: How the Tollywood industry is getting affected by it

Amid the outbreak of Coronavirus in Hyderabad and other adjoining states, here's how the Tollywood industry is affected by it.
by Saumya Bansal | March 19, 2020 10:28 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak in Hyderabad: How the Tollywood industry is getting affected by it

The outbreak of Covid-19 aka Coronavirus has led to a worldwide shut down of public places. There are various events and festivals that aren't happening anymore. In India itself, the state governments of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka have ordered the shut down of various schools, colleges, institutions, cinema houses, etc. Even the IT firms have ordered their employees to work from homes. People are advised to not be around crowded places. After all these revolutionary measures that are being taken, we also cannot ignore the amount of loss some of the industries have to suffer. The Tollywood industry, for instance, will suffer a huge loss due to the shut down of cinema theatres in the states. According to industry research by Care ratings, if this shut down of movie theatres goes on for around a month-long, the total loss the industry will have to suffer will be Rs.3500-4500 crores. The movies which were waiting to release and even the ones that hit the theatres a week ago are facing huge losses. Talking to TNM, the Telugu film Chamber Secretary KL Damodar said. "So far, no discussion has happened over this because of the uncertainty prevailing.

 
Clarity will emerge soon hopefully, then we will discuss how to reschedule the releases in a way that would benefit everyone. It totally depends on how people respond to it. If we can come to a common consensus acknowledging the plight of each other, it would be good." Meanwhile, the birthdays of the two superstars of the South Indian film industry are put on hold. The superstars are none other than Mahesh Babu and Mohan Babu. As in, the actors have decided to not celebrate their birthdays amid the outbreak of Coronavirus. They might do it later after the whole situation is stable and in control.
 
 
 
Also Read: Tollywood film industry calls for a shut-down; no film shoots to take place till month-end


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