Mid-day.com catches up with director Danish Aslam as he tells us all about his internet sequence, The Reunion starring Lillete Dubey, Kashmira Irani, Prabal Panjabi, KK Raina and others. Shot in Odisha, the sequence is a few household coming collectively after the matriarch`s (Lillete Dubey) demise.
How did The Reunion occur?
Dysfunctional households and relationships are one thing I get pleasure from rather a lot. It’s one thing I’ve explored in a few my earlier reveals as nicely. All the actors had been auditioned besides KK Raina sir who’s a senior actor and I don’t suppose he must audition anymore. It took us a little bit of time particularly for Veer Rajwant Singh’s character as a result of we had been in search of individuals who match the function. It took us round a month or two due to the pandemic the auditions couldn’t be held in particular person. Acting is such a tactile job, you wish to be in the identical room because the particular person to gauge what they’re like and minor issues, just like the silences, gestures and physicality.
How did you’ll pull off the shoot by way of the pandemic?
It helped that it was a brief schedule, a few month. We had a begin to end schedule in Odisha. We additionally bought fortunate that the instances in Odisha had been low in contrast to Mumbai the place all the pieces was locked up. We shot in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri. We additionally shot in a home at Dalijoda was in the midst of nowhere! Once we created that bubble all the pieces was sorted and the forged was completely happy to be anyplace else besides Mumbai although the climate was ridiculously scorching and we had been taking pictures outdoor. Difficult because it was, it was additionally like a trip for everyone just because we had been out and about. We had been fortunate that as quickly as we returned to Mumbai Odisha declared a lockdown as nicely.