NEW DELHI, Oct. 14 -- The first phase of film shoots post the covid-19 lockdown has resulted in a 10% rise for movie producers both in budgets due to safety and hygiene protocols, and in the length of shooting schedules. Schedules need to be interrupted at regular intervals for sanitisation and cleaning purposes.

Films like Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom, Yash Raj Films' Bunty Aur Babli 2, Yoodlee Films' Comedy Couple and others that have finished shoot in the period after permits came in from the ministry of information and broadcasting have had to quarantine cast and crew in the run-up to the schedule, isolate team members in different parts of the set and generally work under tense circumstances that are not conducive to a creative atmosp...