Born in Lucknow and introduced up in Mumbai, casting director Shadman Khan feels it’s robust to maintain the initiatives and funds working attributable to second wave of Covid-19

By S Farah Rizvi

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:54 PM IST

Born in Lucknow and introduced up in Mumbai, casting director Shadman Khan feels it’s robust to maintain the initiatives and funds working attributable to second wave of Covid-19.

“Like many other industries, ours too is going through a bad patch. We were struggling to rise from the losses of 2020 crisis and here we are again head down in chaos. Lot of shows that were not getting TRP, as well as number of new ones, have decided to call it quits. Because, not all can go to safe locations and shoot,” mentioned the younger casting director and affiliate of reveals like ‘Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum’, ‘Beyhadh-2,’ ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ and ‘Savdhaan India.’

After casting for internet collection like ‘Aashram’, ‘Poison’, ‘Bang Bang’ and extra Shadman strongly imagine that OTT is the most important saviour for the trade.

“It’s is an undeniable fact that if it wouldn’t be for OTT, many of us wouldn’t have been able to survive at all. But once again, cases have surged and we can just pray for normalcy to return to restart the work.”

Talking about how received into this subject, the winner of Dada Saheb Phalke Icon Award Films, mentioned, “I was called for an acting audition but instead I asked for a job and landed into casting team of Ekta Kapoor’s production house followed by more jobs in the same field. After all the work and learning today, I own a casting agency and I’m glad that somewhere I am on the right path. Today we are associated with multiple projects on TV, web and films.”

In his bid to attempt serving to youth from UP, Shadman has been working onerous. “Whenever I get a project in and around UP, I try and bring the best of talent hidden there. Youngsters who are talented but have no platform, it’s for them I try to help the most. Like during the shoot of ‘Aashram’ we tried to bring the best talented crop irrespective of whether they have sources or resources,” mentioned Shadman.

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