Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik to start shooting for Vivek Agnihotri’s The Last Show
The Bombay High Court recently permitted actors above 65 to resume shooting
Actors Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik will start shooting for director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s film, The Last Show, with proper precautions amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Since the lockdown, this will be the first time Anupam and Satish will visit a set. The Bombay High Court recently permitted actors above 65 to resume shooting.
Talking about the safety measures being taken by the team, Anupam Kher says, “Of course, people feel concerned, especially our families. But once they knew about the safety measures, they felt secure. We have professionals, Covid marshals, ensuring all the required precautions are taken. But above all, everyone has to be considerate and caring towards others.”
Satish Kaushik admits he had certain hesitations about resuming shooting. “Most film shoots haven’t started and there was a sense of pessimism in people, with predictions of a slow death of cinema. Both of us and Vivek are born fighters and eternal optimists. So, we started shooting to inspire others, experiment and innovate in these times and send a message that cinema lives to entertain, inspire and fill this world with laughter,” the actor said.
Vivek and team have been working on SOP and other technical aspects. The director also proposed to do mock shoots to familiarise the crew with the new environment and change habits. The director also mentioned there are some 'medicines' that are handy. “We believe they protect everyone against the most rigid challenges. These medicines are positivity, love and laughter,” he added.
The Last Show will celebrate 45 years of friendship shared by Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik. The film is jointly produced by Anupam Kher, Rumi Jafry, Satish Kaushik and Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri.