Just like other serials, the makers of popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have resumed the shooting of the show and from tonight we will see the fresh episodes of the comic caper. While we are excited to see the new episodes, actor Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal revealed his experience of shooting amid COVID-19 crisis and told ETimes, “We have changed the entire process of shooting on the sets because it is not possible to shoot with so many people during this pandemic. We also have a huge technical staff and they also have to take precautions. They are sanitizing their hands, wearing masks. In fact, when we first started shooting post the lockdown for the first two days we felt as if we were shooting in a hospital as there was a strong smell of sanitizers around, everyone was wearing masks. We wondered how to do comedy. But I feel the situation is such that we can’t do anything and we have to adapt to it. We try our level best that all this shouldn’t harm the work and people should get entertained like before.”
Talking about the precautions, he said, “We have a huge star cast so we have to take extra precautions and shoot. Even if we try and work with few actors then also we have enough people on set because of our star cast. We are lucky that we have enough space with us on our sets to maintain social distancing. Asit bhai our producer has made good arrangements on the sets, he has got sanitizers on sets every few metres. Our makeup room gets sanitized before we arrive, then before our lunch break and post lunch also. The indoor set where we shoot that also gets sanitized. Our entire staff is very cooperative, they all wear masks while shooting. We obviously can’t wear them during shooting, we actors are at high risk as we don’t have any option. We will have to take it off while we give our shot and once the director says cut we again wear it.”
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