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Updated on: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 07:46 PM IST

'Really concerned but hope things get better': Aamir Khan on COVID-hit film industry

The pandemic affected film shoots across the country which were halted twice, during last year's nationwide lockdown and earlier this year when there was a second wave.
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'Really concerned but hope things get better': Aamir Khan on COVID-hit film industry  | IANS

'Really concerned but hope things get better': Aamir Khan on COVID-hit film industry | IANS

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Superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday hoped the coronavirus situation across the country improves and the film industry, which has taken a hit due to the pandemic, gets back on track.

On the sidelines of an event here, when Khan was asked about the industry's revival amid the pandemic, the 56-year-old actor said there was "no easy answer to this." "Film industry would, of course, want theatres to reopen. But that will happen only when the health situation gets better, when COVID comes under control. The government and all of us are trying and working on it," Khan told reporters.

The pandemic affected film shoots across the country which were halted twice, during last year's nationwide lockdown and earlier this year when there was a second wave.

Theatres remained closed for months but post the pandemic, Delhi and different states have allowed cinema halls to resume operations.

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Maharashtra, a key centre for Hindi films, has still not allowed cinema halls to open.

The actor noted that several films had a direct-to-digital release as theatres remained shut.

"As more people get vaccinated things will get better... Some films are releasing on OTT platforms... Till then, I am also, as a film person, really concerned. I hope in the near future things will get better."

Khan's shoot of his upcoming "Laal Singh Chaddha" was delayed last year due to the pandemic.

The actor recently resumed the film's shoot in Kargil. "Laal Singh Chaddha" is scheduled to release during Christmas 2021.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 07:46 PM IST
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