The movie, which additionally stars Dhanush and Akshay Kumar, went on flooring in Varanasi in March, however the shoot was halted when the nationwide lockdown was introduced
Actor Sara Ali Khan says resuming shoot for filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s “Atrangi Re” amidst the coronavirus pandemic was a “strange” expertise with the forged and crew following correct security measures.
The movie, which additionally stars Dhanush and Akshay Kumar, went on flooring in Varanasi in March, however the shoot was halted when the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown was introduced.
The workforce lastly restarted manufacturing in October with its second capturing schedule happening in Madurai.
Khan mentioned she feels glad that regardless of the pandemic, the trade swung again to motion with the identical enthusiasm with which it had at all times functioned.
“Over a month ago I was shooting for the second schedule of ‘Atrangi Re’ I’m now sitting in a room where people are wearing masks, suits and gloves. It’s a little strange. It was the same on set, with my director in a mask and gloves. It was different.
“But the passion and excitement with which everybody in the film fraternity comes to set with has not changed. The enthusiasm which binds us all is still there. So it really felt like I never left,” the 25-year-old actor mentioned.
“Atrangi Re” marks the first collaboration between Khan and Rai, and the actor mentioned the director, who has critically-acclaimed motion pictures comparable to “Tanu Weds Manu” collection and “Raanjhanaa” to his credit score, has grow to be a member of the family.
“He is truly someone I can turn to for any kind of help. This year has been extremely hard for everyone. He has been there for me as a rock. On March 19, I was in Banaras shooting with him and returned to Mumbai the next day.
“Every third day during the lockdown, I’d tell him please take me back, I want to start shooting. Working with him has been a spectacular experience. I cannot wait to start our third schedule, hopefully very soon,” she added.
“Atrangi Re” can be the actor’s fifth undertaking, after her 2018 debut with “Kedarnath” which adopted up with “Simmba”, “Love Aaj Kal” and the upcoming Amazon Prime Video launch, “Coolie No 1”.
Khan mentioned her two years in the trade have taught her to maintain searching for fascinating and contemporary characters.
“The reason why I wanted to be an actor was to live and portray characters and emotions that I won’t be able to do ordinarily in my own life. In my life, I am the daughter of Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan, I can only experience a limited number of emotions and go through certain experiences.
“But through my characters, I experience emotions that I wouldn’t be able to otherwise. So my attempt is to keep doing diverse work and hope that different filmmakers keep getting giving me work,” she added.