Bigg Boss Malayalam shoot suspended for violating COVID-19 protocols
Team Udayavani, May 21, 2021, 12:36 PM IST
EVP film city at Chembarambakkam, outskirts of Chennai was sealed by the Revenue authorities, on Wednesday, May 18 for allegedly continuing shooting for Bigg Boss Malayalam despite the ban on film and television production amid the lockdown.
Reports state that few workers on the set also tested positive for the COVID-19.
The EVP film city started the shooting on February 7 and was scheduled to end on June 6, reveal the reports.
The police said that a part of the premise was allotted for Bigg Boss Malayalam shooting, said the police.
Around 240 workers were staying on the premises and were not allowed to leave the compound, read the press statement.
Reports cite that three migrant workers from Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh tested positive on Tuesday, May 18 and the shooting continued in spite of the management knowing the men tested positive for the virus.
Once the information reached the officials, Poonamallee Tahsildar Shankar, Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) Thiruvallur Preethi Parkavi, along with the police vacated all contestants, cameramen, technicians, and other staff from the production house.
The officials further locked the premise and sealed it as per the procedure.
A case has been booked under the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Disaster Management Act for violation of government guidelines.
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