India, April 23 -- With the shutdown in Maharashtra, the situation has turned grim again for the entertainment industry. For actor Vijayendra Kumeria, it's all the more infuriating as his new show went on air just a month ago. "It's the worst thing that could have happened. And it happened because everybody was very careless, not just the people who shoot, but the public in general. Having said that, yes, we have to take a lot of care. It can be demotivating, as mine was a new show. The initial months are the time to grip the audience and create a base," he says.

First, the night curfew, followed by weekend curfew and now a 15-day lockdown has led to shoots being stalled till April 30. "We had done double shifts so that we would have some ...