Amidst lockdown, Indian TV soaps restarted the shooting and now reality shows will resume their work. These shows depend on live audience , hence they are in for a big change. Sony TV’s India’s Best Dancer, judged by Geeta Kapur, Malaika Arora and Terence Lewis, and hosted by Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa, is expected to be back from third week of July.
Producer Ranjeet Thakur said that there will be no live audience, “We will miss their energy, but there will be a better equation between the judges and the contestants as the former will be the sole spectators,” he reasons to a known newspaper. Thakur has cut down the crew from 500 to 160-180. Every department will have different areas and they won’t cross paths. The zero physical touch rule has been applied on the sets.
Further, it has been revealed that there will be no stunt based performances for the first four weeks to minimise manpower. Only six contestants will be permitted to stay at stage area. After their performance, they will move to another area and the other six contestants will enter. No family member will be allowed on set and any interaction required will take place through video or voice calls. Gloves, masks and face shields are mandatory. The sets will be sanitised in intervals.
“Everyone on the floor will be insured, including contestant crew, judges and the hosts,” Thakur said to the news portal, as they prepare to start rehearsals from July 1. Few choreographers will be replaced as they will be busy taking care of their family in this difficult situation.
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