Bollywood regains its old stars


Maharashtra (India) – Film officials announced, Friday, that Bollywood actors and workers in Indian cinema over the age of 65 will be allowed to resume participation in filming, after an Indian court overturned restrictions linked to the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic that limit the presence of the elderly on filming sites.

The world’s most prolific film sector is struggling to recover from the negative consequences of restrictions imposed on filming movie scenes in recent months.

However, the decision issued Friday by a court in Mumbai prepares for the return to work of elderly people over the age of 65, which allows some of the most famous Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, 77, to resume work. “All artists, directors, producers and technicians over the age of 65 who have been denied entry to the filming locations will be allowed to resume work without hindrance,” said General Secretary of the Indian Film Producers Association, Anil Nagrat.

The association had launched a petition to the Mumbai High Court to overturn the ban, describing it as unjust and discriminatory against the elderly.

The verdict comes days after Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital after spending three weeks on the spot after being diagnosed with a Coronavirus.

The virus also infected his son, the actor Abhishek, who is still in hospital.


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