Ekta Kapoor suspends all the production work of Balaji telefilms and ALT Balaji.
Ekta Kapoor took to Twitter to announce that all administrative and production work across Balaji Telefilms Limited, Balaji Motion Pictures Limited, and ALTBalaji stands suspended till further notice.
amidst of Coronavirus outbreak, producer Ekta Kapoor on Tuesday announced that she has suspended all administrative and production work cross Balaji Telefilms Limited, Balaji Motion Pictures Limited and ALTBalaji.
In a statement posted on her official Twitter account, Ekta said the safety and well-being of the company's employees, cast and crew are of paramount importance to her.
"In light of the pandemic spread of the COVID-19 virus, all administrative and production work across Balaji Telefilms Limited, Balaji Motion Pictures Limited, and ALTBalaji stands suspended till further notice," the statement read.
"We are complying with all safety and precautionary measures suggested by the government to help contain the situation. We are confident that together we will show our resilience and bounce back. We urge everyone to be safe and ensure necessary health measures," it reads further.
Amongst many 1st times,we have shut office for d 1st time (teams worked during d floods,terror attacks,bank holidays)! But today is not abt spirit but safety!Even temples churches gurudwaras n mosques r on a break!All we have is prayers humanity n each other!Stay safe team BALAJI pic.twitter.com/7cr7QenUWE— Ekta Kapoor (@ektarkapoor) March 17, 2020
Ekta's statement comes a day after director-producer Karan Johar's Dharma Production announced the suspension of all administrative and production work.
On Sunday, various film bodies in India including Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) and Producers Guild of India decided to put shootings of films, TV shows and web series on hold from March 19 to March 31.
Various events, award functions, interviews, shooting schedules stand postponed or canceled in view of the outbreak.