Shooting in the new normal: Celebs talk about precautions on sets
The entertainment industry was closed for over three months because of the nationwide lockdown, post the Coronavirus outbreak. The shootings have now begun but keeping in mind the guidelines issued by the government.
Though the actors, who have resumed shoots, accept that there is a scare because of the outbreak, they have appreciated the safety measures taken by their respective production houses. Let’s see what they have to say:
Rupali Ganguly in “Anupamaa”: The first day when we reached on the set, it was a little scary because we had to remove the mask. But the unit is taking such good care of us, everybody is in the mask and everybody realises that actors are not wearing masks. The way Rajan Shahi has taken care of all the safety measures, like santisation happening every three hours, we are given kadha, temperature checks happening, our body is sanitised before we come on the set. He has taken utmost care of us and everyone in the unit realises that we need to take care of each other.
Vijayendra Kumeria in “Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel”: To be honest I was a little scared in the beginning but seeing the precautionary measures on the set, I felt much better and relaxed. The fear is always going to be there at the back of our mind but we have to fulfil our commitments too. Taking safety precautions and following the guidelines while shooting is a difficult task and slows down work, but we are coping up. I am taking care of everything in regards to my safety rest is in God’s hands.
Sudhanshu Pandey in “Anupamaa”: Rajan Shahi and his team at Director’s Kut Productions are taking full precautions on the set. Social-distancing is maintained. Sanitizers are available at the entrance and even on the set. They are checking the temperature of everyone entering the set.
Avinash Mukherjee in “Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki”: The production house of “Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki” has maintained utmost cleanliness. There are 4-5 people walking with PPE kits, sanitisers and sprays, they were sanitising the entire sets, including our rooms and even the garden. Once we entered, our temperature was checked and then there were hands-free sanitisers. All the other crew members had their mask, gloves and eyeglasses and face shield on the entire time. Even we had to put them on during the rehearsals, it was only between action and cut that we removed our masks. And of course, everyone was maintaining social-distancing. The set is huge and there were like 30-35 people only.