I won’t do intimate scenes for a while: Bhumi
As Bollywood prepares to resume shooting with social distancing norms in place even on a film set, there are still aspects that remain uncertain, especially contact moments.
Actor Bhumi Pednekar says she is going to steer clear from romantic and intimate scenes altogether. “I don’t know about implementation of social distancing. We’ll have to wait and watch. On a film set, you have so many people working together. Especially as actors, we are vulnerable. I can’t wear a mask and do a scene. I’m sure the dynamics will change. I don’t see myself romancing anyone on the big screen for a while now. Even our storylines will change,” shares Pednekar.
While the actor, 30, says that safety is priority, she also feels that work has to commence sooner now, as livelihoods of a lot of people involved depend on films.
“Security comes before everything else.
At the same time, I feel our economy has to get going. There are so many people who’re dependent on the film industry. So, I’m ready to go back to work,” she explains.
Pednekar feels that with proper precautions and safety measures in place, work can resume not just in the film industry but across all sectors. “Deaths due to the virus are devastating. My heart goes out to every victim and their families, to the frontline workers. Honestly, when I think of them, I get a lot of courage,” she says.
The actor further warns that people who need to step out should be responsible and take precautions. “They should understand that there are protocols the government has set for our good and we’ve to respect that. If we want life to get back to normal, we’ve to listen to them,” she says.