This switch from lockdown to unlock has been a huge thing for everyone. Despite the pandemic being at large, slowly the shoots of television shows (that had been stalled) have resumed, however, with strict guidelines and directives. So, is the case with Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram. We got in touch with Mata Anjana aka Sneha Wagh. Sneha made her Hindi acting debut in and as Jyoti. The actress since then has come a long way and has given Indian television some very strong female characters. The shooting of Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram has begun with utmost precaution. BollywoodLife.com got in touch with the actress on the resumption of shoots and were inspired by her whole outlook towards the pandemic.
When asked how it felt to be on the sets after such a long time, Sneha Wagh said, “It actually feels good though there is a lot of fear of getting infected. But, at the end of the day, I feel we all have to go through this to get immune to it. So, that was my first basic idea to get out of the house. First day, I was a little fearful but then I realised until and unless I don’t face this, I won’t get immune to it. Not that I have any weaknesses, nor am I unhealthy, thanks to God, I have got good immunity system, I have got good health and physique. So, ‘Let’s face it,’ was the basic idea. But otherwise, I feel really, really nice to be back on sets because this is something that I love.”
“After exactly 100 days, when I went on sets I realised, that I love this. I love my job and I can’t live without it. That’s the greatest feeling one can ever have,” Sneha revealed while adding that she is anyways a social-distancing person so, she waved and met everyone on the sets.
Sneha also highlighted one of the major changes that the pandemic has brought in the life of mankind, that is, cleanliness and hygiene. Elaborating the same, the Chandrashekhar Azad actress added, “There is a huge change in hygiene. Be it on sets or with regards to people working on sets and also with regards to food on sets, everything has changed. I feel this was basic necessity. Agar ye pehle bhi hum follow karte na, to shayd baat yahan tak nahi aati. Matlab situation kharab nahi hoti, (Had we been careful of maintaining hygiene since the beginning, the situation would not have been this bad).”
She also talked about how Indians have positively accepted the change with respect to hygiene. “So, I feel this is one of the most positive changes, because actually this is a huge thing for Indians who have been positively accepting importance of hygiene. Hum log ke desh mein, hum log ko aisa lagta hai, ki chalta hai (In our country and for us we think it’s all okay). But it’s okay to a certain limit. So, I think that is the best part.” She also highlighted the plight of crew members who have to remain in PPE kits all day which is very stuffy to be in. She added that they have sanitizers kept at every 2-meter distance and that their temperature and oxygen levels are checked every morning. She also added that they go through the sanitization booth as well.
When asked about her state of mind after several actors like Parth Samthaan, Shrenu Parikh, Additi Gupta testing positive for COVID-19, Sneha said, “I had heard this through the ministry of health or some country, that this is a virus which will be attacking all. It’s up to us and our immunity to accept it and to fight it or to surrender to it. So, I strongly believe in that. The virus is going to affect everyone. It is up to our immune system as to how to fight it back. Baaki, mujhe uska darr hi nahi lagta. (I am not scared of it.) That’s just fit in my mind, heart right now.”