The film industry is yet to open
KATHMANDU: The lockdown announced by the Nepali government four months ago to prevent the spread of corona infection ended on Tuesday. Spokesperson of the government, Minister for Finance, Communications and Information Technology Yubaraj Khatiwada informed that the lockdown will end from 12 noon on Tuesday. He said that it is not necessary to say that the lockdown is continuing now.
Despite the end of the four-month-long lockdown, restrictions remain in place in some areas. Cinema halls, educational institutions, meetings, demonstrations and conferences, beauty parlors, gymnasiums, health clubs, group games, libraries, museums, party palaces, zoo food, religious places and other crowded areas will remain closed indefinitely, said Khatiwada.
Nepali filmmakers were expecting the film industry to open after the lockdown. However, filmmakers have been frustrated and outraged by the government’s indefinite ban on the film industry. The future of thousands of people in the film industry is in crisis as the film industry, which has not been listed in affected by the corona virus sectors, will not reopen even after the end of the lockdown.
The film industry has come to a complete standstill since the lockdown. Hundreds of cinema halls are closed. Producers have lost millions when the film, which was being prepared for release and was being shot, was stopped. The technicians who make a living by working on the film have a problem even in the morning and evening. Even in this case, the government has maintained restrictions on the film sector.