Maharashtra and Gujarat were on high alert on Sunday and Monday due to the "extremely severe cyclonic storm"- cyclone Tauktae. The cyclone caused destruction in the states. Pictures and videos of cyclone Tauktae causing destruction in the city went viral on social media. The cyclone that affected Mumbai too caused damage to the sets of films that were being shot before the curfew was announced. A leading daily's report stated that sets of Salman Khan's Tiger 3 and Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan's debut film Maharaja's sets were slightly impacted.
A source told the daily that Sanjay Leela Bhansali had covered the sets of Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi and due to that, there was minimal damage. "Ahead of the monsoons last year, Bhansali sir had the entire area covered to ensure minimum damage. The move benefitted him immensely as the set-up remained unscathed despite Monday’s torrential rains. The outdoor set-ups of Tiger 3 and Junaid Khan’s Maharaja [tentatively titled], which was built in Marol, have been slightly impacted."
BN Tiwari, president, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), told the daily, "Film City, which is largely a green belt, has suffered the most. Thankfully, shoots were suspended in the city, so there has only been damage to property, and no loss of lives. That said, there has been mass-scale destruction of sets.'
He added, "The shoots of web shows and serials in Daman, Diu, Umbergaon and Gujarat have been halted. Things were bad enough in the entertainment industry, and the cyclone made it worse. It will be a week before the damage can be taken stock of, and shoots can resume."