Taapsee Pannu’s could be the first film to get Covid-19 insurance. It would be one of the first films to be covered for Covid-19 insurance in Bollywood. Atul Kasbekar and Tanujj Garg are the producers of the upcoming movie. They are currently are in talks with a legal expert to get COVID-19 insurance for their projects, and “Looop Lapeta.”
Now, Taapsee Pannu’s Looop Lapeta would be among the first of their line-up to be covered by the insurance scheme. Along with Taapsee, the film also features Tahir Raj Bhasin. It is an Indian adaptation of Tom Saywer’s 1998 German hit, “Run Lola Run”.
Taapsee Pannu’s Looop Lapeta :
While talking with Atul Kasbekar regarding the Covid insurance he said, “We are still in talks with a legal expert, Anand Desai. What aOVID-19 insurance will essentially entail is the same as what an accident insurance covers. Insuring a film so far entailed guarding the film against unforeseen incidents like illness of an actor or occurrence of natural calamities leading to delays in the film schedule. Because COVID-19 is relatively new, we are still working upon the details but essentially works similarly.”
He further added, “There are a lot of permutations and combinations to be worked upon. But one of the key things to keep in mind is that a fair number of people will potentially be exposed to a film set and filmmakers trust a certain set of people on the job. So, in case, the DOP of a film were to test positive mid-film, it is likely to stall the shoot of the movie till he recovers or till a suitable replacement is found in double quick time to retain the visual language of the motion picture. So these points are being discussed. Tanujj and I are working on a draft of the insurance and hoping that it materializes soon.”
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