‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ shooting starts with Amitabh Bachan
On Sunday, Megastar Amitabh Bachan said that he has started the shooting of the twelfth season of the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) with proper protection amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr. Bachan was recovered from Covid-19 earlier this month. The actor visited a set for the first time since the Covid-19 induced lockdown on March forced shutdown and TV shoots.
The actor who is 77-years-old shared his shooting experience with minimal crew,where all wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits.
“It has begun. The chair, the atmosphere… KBC 12. Started year 2000, today year 2020. Unimaginable that the years have passed, that the show has lasted, that the nerves are back. It’s a sea of limited blue on set.”
“Quiet, conscious, each delegated work routine, precautions, systems, distanced masks, sanitised and the apprehensions of not just what shall happen to the show… but what shall the World look like after this dread COVID-19,” Mr. Bachchan wrote.
The actor observed a “less of camaraderie” as no one spoke to each other, unless it was related to work.
“It’s like a laboratory where some rather deep scientific experiments abound. This was never expected, never the time to see such visuals, but there it is.
“Recognised faces now unrecognisable and the doubts whether we are in the right place, with the right people but we muster up the fears and be on. There is great consideration and care being extended. All precautions carefully worked out and followed.”
The precautions had to be taken earlier too “in the times of distress” but this was “severe”.
“It’s personal. This time they know its fatality, God forbid, and that lingers. The lightheartedness has sealed itself, isolated, do the do and leave.”
He shared pitures of himself from the shoot, where he was seen in two outfits. He also shared a picture of Dangal director Nithesh Tiwari, who previously remotedly directed Bachan in a KBC video.
The actor said that he visited the gym but did nothing “heavy or serious”.
An advice which was given by his doctor was also given by the actor to his fans.
“The breathing insistent from the Hospital, keep at it, move the lungs, keep them healthy, hold the breath for 45 seconds minimum, border line…”.
KBC announced in May that it’s set to make its selection process completely digital amid the pandemic.