Smearing vibrant gulal, loading the pichkaris and downing glasses of thandai — these are just some issues that one appears to be like ahead to each Holi. However, for TV actors, the revelry isn’t just a one-time affair yearly as they get an opportunity to have fun on-screen as nicely. “What’s interesting about celebrating Holi on-screen is that it allows us to share the festive spirit and joy with millions of our followers,” says actor Rohitashv Gour, who shot for the Holi episode for his TV present Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai!
For actor Mohit Kumar this was his first Holi on a set. “It was a very different feeling because I played Holi for the first time on camera. It was a very long ordeal and towards the end, we were all fatigued. But when your co-stars become your family, it gets easier to let loose and celebrate for the reel. Even though we follow a script, it seems authentic and fun,” says Kumar who’s at present seen on Sab Satrangi.
While the episodes might look vibrant and vibrant, actor Urvashi Dholakia, who shot for a Holi sequence for Naagin 6 and a Holi particular Spy Bahu Rang Barse, says taking pictures them just isn’t all enjoyable and video games. She shares, “It gets very technical, as you’ve to take care of so many things. You have to maintain the continuity and a lot of other technicalities.”
Actor Mugdha Chapekar, who simply filmed the Holi particular merger episode of Bhagya Lakshmi and Kumkum Bhagya, calls your complete expertise “draining”. “Shooting in the sun with all the heavy outfits that we wear, playing with the colours, and performing the dance sequences definitely get tiring,” Chapekar shares.
And for some actors, these episodes can’t match as much as the actual celebrations. Calling them “staged with glamour and glitz”, Anupamaa actor Madalsa Sharma shares, “In real life, I still play Holi with my friends. We cannot seem to recreate that masti on screen.”
Chiming in, Dholakia additionally provides reel Holi can usually dampen the magic of the actual one. “There’s no comparison (between the reel and real Holi). While playing Holi in real life, you go mad with colours.”
Another problem for actors taking pictures Holi sequences is the battle of eliminating the colors after each pack-up. “When shooting, you are not playing Holi per se, it is also a choreographed scene. Sometimes the track goes on for days. It gets irritating to wash the colours off and then put the colours the next day,” says actor Dilip Joshi who has been taking pictures for Holi for years now on the units of his satirical day by day Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He goes on, “The charm of Holi wears off after playing it on set; it is more than enough for me.”
Nonetheless, these actors do strive taking advantage of their vibrant taking pictures days. Kundali Bhagya actor Dheeraj Dhoopar, who was additionally part of the merger episode with Chapekar, opines, “I feel, when one plays Holi on-screen, agar jam ke Holi na khelo toh there’s no point. It should look real and fun.” To which, Chapekar provides, “All the hard work pays off. At the end of the day you feel you’ve done some good work when the audience gets to see the beautiful visuals.”
Reliving the enjoyable they’d on set this 12 months, Gour shares, “It was the most hilarious Holi celebration that I have ever had on a set. After pack-up, we ensured each person on the sets, including co-stars, technicians, spot-boys, costume and makeup team was covered with colours before leaving the set.”
Multiple light-hearted moments and goof-ups behind the scenes additionally make your complete course of gratifying, feels Kumar “There were many funny moments (during the shoot). My on-screen Dad was in a tub of water, and when he got out of the it, his wig was left floating, while he came out without it. We all laughed so hard,” he remembers.