On Thursday, Multiplex Association of India (MAI) released an official statement and expressed their disappointment over the central government’s decision to keep cinema halls and other movie-related locations on hold until the end of August.
“We are extremely disappointed with the Unlock 3.0 announcement to keep cinemas under continued lockdown. The industry was thoroughly prepared with stringent SOPs and guidelines to offer a safe movie-watching experience. The government’s decision is against our expectations and will impact millions of livelihoods dependent on the industry. We have been urging the government all along and continuing to engage with the relevant authorities with our plea to allow the cinemas to operate,” read their statement.