Mumbai: The terror attacks in the metropolis have cast shadow on the film and television industry where several shootings have been cancelled.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was shooting for ‘Teen Patti´ till 24 November in Ballard Estate, Capital cinema, Horniman Circle and Kitab Mahal areas, which are in the vicinity of Mumbai CST station, one of the key sites of the attack, described the situation as ‘terrible’.
“Mumbai under terrorist attack! Several locations bombed and terrorists firing all over the city. Major hotels under siege. Multiple action on. Army called on. It’s a terrible situation,” he wrote on his blog echoing the sentiments of Mumbaikars.
“Ajay Devgan and wife Kajol were to shoot for their animation film ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero´ in suburban Chembur but the programme has been called off,” Devgan’s spokesman said.
“Shooting of several television serials have also been put on hold in view of the grim situation prevailing in the megapolis in view of the attacks that have left at least 100 dead till now,” industry sources said.
However, producer Mukesh Bhatt said that the shooting for his film was in progress in the city.
Abhay Deol, whose ‘Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye´ is releasing tomorrow, said that he was finding it difficult to concentrate on promotion of his film.
With a holiday declared in Mumbai today, heads of television channels have asked employees to stay indoors.
“Television shootings are going slow. Many of them are not happening today,” they added.