Amid the second wave of Coronavirus and the partial lockdowns imposed in Maharashtra till 30 April, the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) has issued a fresh set of guidelines to be followed by members of the film industry. Also, FWICE has set up a monitoring team to ensure compliance. The guidelines come after several top Bollywood celebrities tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, including Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Aamir Khan, Bhumi Pednekar and Katrina Kaif. In a press release, the president of FWICE, B N Tiwari, general secretary Ashok Dubey, treasurer Gangeshwar Srivastav, and chief advisors Sharad Shelar with Ashok Pandit said, "The office-bearers of FWICE had a Zoom meeting with the honourable chief minister, Shri Uddhav Thackeray. The FWICE has assured the CM that the industry will be responsible where the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) of the COVID guidelines are concerned. FWICE in coordination with experts has laid down guidelines which all people involved in pre-production, shooting and post-production work will have to adhere to." The release further said, "These guidelines as of now will be applicable till 30 April 2021." The guidelines are in addition to the earlier SOPs unveiled by the FWICE, as directed by the state government. The new guidelines for the film industry: \r\n\tThe shooting of crowd sequences and songs with dancers in large numbers will not be allowed. \r\n\tWearing of masks and continuous sanitization are compulsory on the sets, in production offices, and in post-production studios. \r\n\tAn FWICE monitoring team has been constituted to visit sets and post-production studios regularly to check that all guidelines are being followed. \r\n\tAny individual or production unit flouting the rules or creating any kind of hindrance in the adherence to the guidelines will face disciplinary action. \r\n In addition, the note stated, "A complete lockdown shall be followed from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am and thus, any kind of shooting, setting, pre-production activities should be avoided during this period. It is permissible to shoot from Monday to Friday. All members are hereby advised to schedule their shootings as per the above permissible days."