Ever since shoots stopped in Maharashtra on April 15, many reveals shifted their shootings to different states. Noting how the second wave has made it difficult for actors to enterprise out for work, Smita Bansal stresses there’s a component of danger concerned now.
Asked if she’s able to step out for work, the actor says, “I’m wary about going to shoots. Last year, post the lockdown, I had started shooting for a show in June but then, this second wave made life and work even more challenging. I’m trying to prepare myself for work by taking all the precautions and taking care of my own safety, but there’s always an element of risk.”
Known for her roles in TV reveals Balika Vadhu, Jaana Na Dil Se Door and Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka!, Bansal admits she must be additional watchful as a result of she has two younger daughters, and he or she lives in a joint household together with her mother-in-law.
“I can’t put so many precious lives in danger. I’ve to be extremely cautious with every decision I take about work. Last year also, I made sure that sanitation protocols were not just followed by me but by others around me as well,” she says.
While the actor is grateful that she’s at house, protected together with her youngsters and liked one, she understands the plight of those that’ve to exit to earn a residing.
“It’s imperative for their safety that all precautions are taken stringently. The prevailing fear of the pandemic is here to stay for some time, but we can’t shut ourselves in our homes forever. We’ll have to find ways to work safely,” she states.
Even although Bansal hasn’t shot for something within the final couple of months, she’s completely happy that viewers can see her work amid such testing instances via her digital play Chanda Hai Tu.
“It was a nice learning experience… very different and new because I’ve done theatre and television but this was my first digital play. I feel the digitalisation of theatre has made it accessible to a larger audience, so it’s a positive step. Otherwise, theatre was watched only by audiences that made the effort to come to a venue,” the actor opines.
Talking concerning the affect of the pandemic on the leisure business, Bansal feels theatre business and artistes are struggling probably the most.
“The TV industry in any case has started work that has to be delivered every day and they’ve adapted to the new normal. Film units will eventually start working too because there are digital platforms where you can screen your productions. But theatre is going to take a long time to recover,” she notes.