The Covid-19 lockdown did hit the entertainment industry hard. Post lockdown, the TV shootings have started again but were severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, an actor of Telugu serial “Suryakantham” fame tested positive for Coronavirus. Unfortunately, seven crew members of the same serial tested positive for the infection. In the latest news, actor Harikrishna of Intiti Gruhalakshmi fame has tested positive for Covid-19. This comes as a major jolt to the television industry, which has suffered its worst courtesy of lockdown period.
With the latest development, the makers of the TV serial, Intiti Gruhalakshmi, have decided to stop the shooting abruptly. As a result, all 33 co-workers who had worked with Harikrishna underwent Covid-19 tests. The results of the crew are yet to emerge. Post relaxation of lockdown, the government has issued permission granting the shootings of Cinema and Television. The shootings have restarted from June 8 with Centre’s Covid-19 guidelines. But with the recurring incidents of Covid-19 positive cases, it may take some time before the shootings resume again.