Only days after the state government greenlit shoots in Mumbai last week, Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar expressed her enthusiasm to return to work.”
On Monday, she returned to the all-familiar world of make-believe as she began filming for an untitled project with co-star Akshay Kumar at Film City, Goregaon.“I consider myself fortunate to be starting work as soon as the unlocking began in Maharashtra. The industry has been pushed to the brink by the pandemic,” says the actor, Mid-Day reported.
Pednekar notes that people are mindful of safety norms, adding, “Vaccination will reduce the risk considerably. It will help our industry’s daily-wage earners to resume work and provide financial stability to their families.”
The actor lauds the industry bigwigs — from Aditya Chopra to Farhan Akhtar and Karan Johar — who kicked off the vaccination drive, thus ensuring that every section of the fraternity is immunised and the industry can get back on its feet.
In the aftermath of the second wave of the pandemic, the mood on the set of the Aanand L Rai-directed drama is a mix of hope and caution.