Idris Elba on Monday said he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Celebrity couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Olga Kurylenko and Idris Elba have so far revealed they were tested positive for coronavirus. Most Hollywood, Bollywood, TV and web series productions are suspended until the crisis subsides. Many film releases have also been postponed.
Some of the notable affected film productions include The Batman and Jurassic World: Dominion in Hollywood, and Laal Singh Chaddha and Jersey in Bollywood. Films like No Time to Die, Mulan, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Sooryavanshi among more have had their release deferred. Many states in India have also shut down theaters till March 31. The entertainment industry is bound to suffer huge losses (with Hollywood alone predicted to lose as much as 20 billion dollars).
Film bodies in India on March 15 decided to put shootings of films, TV shows and web series on hold from March 19 to March 31.
“Important bodies of film and entertainment industry met today to deal with the issue of coronavirus. After a lot of discussion, we came to this conclusion that from this coming Thursday, all shootings will stop till March 31. After that, we will take a call,” Ashoke Pandit, president of IFTDA, told reporters.