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Sanjay Leela Bhansali: “If Aircrafts Can Be Operational Why Not Movie Theatres?”



Sanjay Leela Bhansali

India’s most celebrated  filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali  feels movie theatres  should be given another chance.

“The  lockdown has ended. Shops,restaurants,gyms, stadiums have re-opened. Why not movie theatres? Is it  because of the risk factor? In that case  aircrafts  too have people seated next to  one another,”  points out  Sanjay Leela Bhansali .

“To fly you need to  present a medical certificate  at  the  airport. The same  could be  the case  at movie theatres , at least  until the pandemic subsides. But re-opening of  movie theatres  is, I feel, imperative. Thousands  of  wage earners who depend on movie theatres for their income are  rendered  jobless.  Because  of Covid, the  movie business is dying. We must revive business in the  movie theatres before  it is  too late,” warns   Sanjay Leela Bhansali .

 Movie theatres in some states like  Punjab, have  re-opened. In  America, new releases like Cruella , F9  and  Black Widow  are doing roaring business  in theatres.

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