“It is fun to be on the sets to shoot but saari excitement level apni jagah hai because due to Covid-19, anxiousness and darr ka mahaul bana rehta hai,” says actor-comedian Ali Asgar, who is busy taking pictures for a TV present as of late.
Asgar talks about the anxiousness he felt when he began taking pictures once more and the issues he is coping with. “No one knows everything about Covid-19 and there are a number of cases where people who are at home and not stepped out, yet got infected. We are learning new things every day. We don’t know how much is enough (to avoid being infected). My first day of shoot was very difficult. I was scared to use the washroom as I wasn’t sure about the water. I was sanitizing everything I touched often and going crazy doing it. Being at home and sanitising stuff at home is different from being with people and working in a group. My kids made fun of me as I sanitise everything,” says Asgar.
The actor says the greatest scare for him “was to take the mask off and do a scene”. He provides, “The initial few times, it was tough but later, all of us got used to it. Most people believe that the other person won’t be infected, which is okay but that shouldn’t result in people getting lax in their safety measures.”
A shoot day is a protracted day from the actor, who shares that he wakes up at 6am and leaves residence by 7.30am. He had bother consuming meals on the set as “it was a long process of cleaning the surface area” after which opening the lunch field. “I couldn’t snack while on the shoot floor as one keeps touching things around. So, my wife cuts the fruit and gave me tooth picks to use, which makes it easier to eat on the set. Moreover, due to my shoot, my wife too has additional stuff to do at home from sanitising everything that I take to the set, packing lunch, snacks, fruits for the whole day, to keeping hot water, steam and kadha ready when I reach home at 10pm. I take a bath first, then steam, then sip hot water and later kadha and only then I talk to my family. It is quite tough and one has to keep all steps in mind. Missing anything might cost us,” he says.
Asgar is taking pictures for a new TV present known as Akbar Ka Bal Birbal, the place he performs the function of King Akbar. He says, “I’m glad to have gotten an attention-grabbing venture which is in contrast to my earlier comedy reveals. Playing the function of Akbar with a humourous facet, based mostly on the tales we now have heard of Akbar Birbal. It is thrilling to be a part of a sitcom, as my last TV present was Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle, four-five years in the past. Of course, I’ve been on TV in widespread reveals Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show, however this serial is in contrast to the work I did in these reveals