National Film Award winning actress Aparna Ghose said shooting amid the COVID-19 outbreak is challenging as artistes feel insecure and can hardly enjoy a decent conversation without the fear of getting infected.
‘I have acted in three productions amid the COVID-19 outbreak. I was very nervous when attending shootings. Earlier, we used to have long discussions with colleagues on shooting floor which is vital if an actor or actress wants to portray a character flawlessly but nowadays we have to follow health directives so that we don’t get infected. It is very difficult to perform in front of camera in this critical time,’ Aparna Ghose told New Age.
Aparna Ghose has acted in two teleplays, which will be aired on different TV channels, and a two-episode short film recently. The first episode of the film titled ‘Ei Shomoyer Galpa’ was released on the YouTube channel and Facebook page of Aarong.
‘I have acted in two Eid teleplays. The teleplay named “Pressure Cooker” has been directed by Shafayet Mansur Rana. It will be aired on Deepto TV on the second day of Eid-ul-Azha at 10:40pm. Another teleplay, titled “Manushgulo Anyarakam”, has been penned by Anisul Hoque and directed by Swarap Aziz Haque. It will be aired on three TV channels namely Channel- i, Massranga TV and NTV at 8:30pm on Eid day. The teleplays are based on atypical plots and I hope viewers will enjoy watching those,’ mentioned Aparna Ghose.
‘I have also acted in a two-episode short film named “Ei Somoyer Galpa” directed by Redwan Roni. The short film has been produced under the banner of Aarong. It gives the viewers a glimpse into how an educated couple moves forward in the time of COVID-19 epidemic. The first episode of the short film was uploaded on the Facebook page and YouTube channel of Aarong,’ she added.
Aparna has been a member of theater troupe Nandikar since 2003. Her father, Alok Ghosh, is the leader of the troupe.
When asked whether she misses performing on stage, she replied, ‘I am badly missing performing in theatre productions. Theatre is my passion and I cannot imagine of living in a world where theatre does not exist. I believe one can never give up theatre if he/she really loves it.’
The actress has been staying at home. When asked how she spends her time at home, she replied, ‘I have been spending my days staying at home and not going outside until it is an emergency. I am spending as much time as I can with my family and doing chores.’
‘I urge all to stay safe and practice social distancing. I hope things will go back to normal before long and people will once again throng theatre venues and cinemas,’ she ended.
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