Ahead of Simbu's `Maanaadu' release, the Tamil Nadu government has implemented new rules for theatres in the state.

The TN government has passed an order permitting only vaccinated people in theatres and other public places.

This has become a major worry for cinemagoers and owners since the government recently allowed 100% occupancy in theatres.

Producers are worried that the new rule might affect their business and collections. Maanaadu makers, who actually wanted to release the film during Diwali, had postponed it. They were waiting for the cinemas to reopen with 100 percent capacity so that they can release the movie.

'Maanaadu' producer Suresh Kamatchi has requested Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin to reconsider the new rule. Suresh Kamatchi explained the disadvantages of the new rule, and how it might affect business. So, he requested the Chief Minister to revoke the rule.

The government is yet to respond to this request. With many films gearing up for release during Sankranti, this new rule might affect the filmmakers and the owners of the theatres. This can trigger fear among the public as many have people have not been vaccinated yet.

Bhavana Sharma

Bhavana Sharma covers entertainment and cinema for Newsmeter. Having over seven years of experience across various platforms, Bhavana has worked for publications, Telangana Today, Andhra Jyothy, channels like V6 News and online enterprises like International Business Times, Zee News, Tamada Media, IQlik Movies and so on. Her forte has been reporting on Telugu cinema, with several exclusives on developments in the Telugu film industry to her credit. Her one on one chats with several established stars, upcoming actors, directors and others in cinema have been published across print and online platforms. Alumni of Arts College, Osmania University.

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