Dev on his stalled projects ‘Golondaaj’ and ‘Commando’

Shooting of two films — ‘Golondaaj’ and ‘Commando’ — that have Dev in the lead are currently stalled because of this pandemic.

“I don’t know when we will start shooting as one is a sports film while the other is an action drama. So, I don’t know how it would be feasible to shoot keeping social distancing in mind. There is another film, Tonic, which is ready for release. We are eagerly waiting for the reopening of cinema halls. Then there is uncertainty about the footfall since the fear of the virus is deep within,” in an exclusive chat with ETimes said the actor, who is taking each day at a time now.

Meanwhile, the actor-MP who has become a problem solver for the people in need during this crisis says many lives depend on the film business. “Cinema is our culture and so many livelihoods are at stake as halls are closed for so long. Single screen theatres are almost dying. Something should be done so that the entertainment industry survives,” urged the Tolly superstar. With mainstream stars turning their focus on OTT releases during the pandemic-induced crisis, cinema halls have been suffering massive losses since its six-month long shut down. Movie theatres remain closed due to the government’s unlocking guidelines for now and theatre owners have taken to digital protests. Big names from the entertainment industry have also expressed their solidarity