Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that permissions for film and TV shootings in Mumbai would be given if the city’s daily coronavirus case count is brought under control. In a virtual interaction with the representatives of the film and television industry, he appealed to them to cooperate with the government in the measures being taken to fight the pandemic.Also Read - Water Supply to be Disrupted in These Areas in Mumbai on May 18-19 | Check Full List Here

“After the second wave of COVID-19, film and TV shootings were stopped in the state, but now the number of cases have started getting under control and the unlock process has also begun,” he said. Thackeray said film and TV producers need to follow all COVID-19 safety rules and take precautions during the shootings. “We should ensure that we do not get knocked down by the virus,” he said, and asked the entertainment sector to cooperate with the government in the unlock process. Also Read - Mumbai Witnesses Biggest Covid-19 Jump in Over Two Months, Registers 117 Cases in Last 24 Hours | Key Updates

Several prominent actors, anchors and others linked to the entertainment industry, including Aadesh Bandekar, Nitin Vaidya, Prashant Damle, Bharat Jadhav, Subodh Bhave, Amol Kolhe, J D Mathijia, Amit Behl, Punit Goenka, Ajay Bhalvankar, Sangamon Shirke, Vijay Kenkre,Sharad Ponkshe, Siddharth Roy Kapur, participated in the meeting. Also Read - WATCH: Raj Thackeray Shares Old Video Of Balasaheb Promising Removal Of Loudspeakers From Mosques

(With inputs from PTI)