All work in Bollywood came to a halt as PM Narendra Modi announced a countrywide lockdown in March but now the restrictions are being eased. Work has slowly started in film and television industry as well however, with many actors and crew members testing positive several shoots have been cancelled and now, the makers will have to set new guidelines to be followed on the sets to ensure everyone’s safety.
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya have tested positive. Amit Sadh, who has shared screen space with Bachchan Junior in Breath: Into The Shadows, recently recorded in the same recording studio for the show and even though they dubbed at different times, Amit and his family will also have to undergo tests since it’s a highly contagious disease.
Post this incident, it seems that the recording studios will not only have to now fumigate and sterilize their premises after each dubbing, actors may also have to record with their masks on. Though it will compromise on the quality, at least it will help protect the actors. Surely their health is more important than the quality of sound. However, to give their audiences the best experience, we belkeve that the industry folks may come up with some new innovations to kill two birds with one stone i.e ensure both quality and health security.
Well, we hope our scientists find a vaccine soon and help us emerge out of this pandemic.