Sohel F Fidai :
Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is busy shooting his next, a progressive love story Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, being directed by Abhishek Kapoor. The youth icon, who has been recently voted TIME magazine’s one of the most influential people in the world, is shooting this film in his hometown Chandigarh but we discovered that he is not staying with his family! In fact, he has checked himself into a hotel! Reason – the deadly coronavirus threat that is looming on the heads of every Indian.
Ayushmann reveals, “I have been extremely cautious through the pandemic and taken every possible step to not catch the virus and protect my family. My wife and my two young kids can never come in harm’s way because of me. With me starting to work, our parents in Chandigarh too should be safe at all times. Though I want to contribute to restart the industry, I also want to safeguard my family from the virus.”
He adds, “Following this, I have checked into a hotel along with the entire production team. We are all staying there till the end of the shoot. Whenever I go to meet my family now, we are maintaining social distance and also wearing our masks. It feels odd but it is an important security step.”
Ayushmann admits that is dearly missing spending time with his family. He says, “I’m also getting tested at regular intervals through the shoot to keep checking on my health. Staying at a hotel helps protect my family and the crew members because we have all tried to create a bio-bubble. Once the shoot is complete, I will catch up on lost time with my family and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Ayushmann credits Abhishek and Pragya Kapoor and their entire production crew’s supervision to keep the virus at bay on the sets of Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.
“The production team has done a good job in ensuring that our set is a safe work place for everyone. We are shooting in extraordinary circumstances that no one has ever seen before and our production team has really left no stone unturned to ensure we are all safe and healthy,” he says.