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The world is battling a pandemic in the form of Coronavirus. Film releases, sports events, fashion weeks are put on a hold to avoid gathering of too many people. As the economy stares at the coronavirus havoc, filmmakers are busy scripting movies that can chronicle this immediate health crisis. Reports suggests production houses are making a beeline registering for a movie related to the disease.
According to a report in The Times of India, Eros International has registered the title ‘Corona Pyaar Hai’ that would rhyme with Hrithik Roshan’s debut film, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.
A source from Eros International revealed that the production house is scripting on the subject and the pandemic will be shown with the backdrop of a love story. “Currently we are fine tuning the script and are waiting for things to subside, as things have come to a standstill now.”
The production house with start recee, casting and shoot only when the situation is under control and Indian Film and Television Producer Council give a go ahead for production process to start.
A source in Indian Film and Television Producer Council has also confirmed to the newspaper daily that Eros International had registered Corona Pyaar Hai as a their film sometime last week. Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association and many other production houses has also registered for film with ‘corona’ in them. A source said, “We have already registered one called Deadly Corona.”
Meanwhile, release of films such as Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi and Parineeti Chopra’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar have been postponed indefinitely. Shoot for movies like Takht, Bhool Bhuliyaa 2, Prthviraj has been postponed or venue changed.
Angrezi Medium, which released during the coronavirus spread recorded an unexpectedly low box office collection as the state government are asking movie theatres and malls to shut down. The movie reportedly will re-release after the coronavirus threat is tackled with.