Watching old, classic films
DECCAN CHRONICLE | subhash k jha
How have you been coping with the lockdown?
Initially, one was worried, but slowly you realise the best thing you can do is to isolate yourself. So, doing my best by isolating myself.
How are you spending your time?
Watching some scenes of what we shot for my next release Major, reading books I never would have read otherwise, and doing lots of exercise! Oh yes, forgot the movie binging part. Been on a classic spree — The Godfather, Roja, Dalapathi and many more. I have been watching all the old classics.
Are you eating and sleeping more than usual?
I keep falling asleep and it also makes me realise my adrenaline levels. Working on Major has been most satisfying, looking forward to getting back on set. About eating, as a kid I would eat more if bored, not now. Just don’t do it.
Your advise to your fans...
It is important for all to understand that this is unprecedented in our lifetime. Many people still think of it as something "someone somewhere" is getting. Guys, stay in, be hygienic and please be vigilant specially about the young and the elderly. Monitor them but keep your distance. You never know, you could be a carrier and your body is fighting it just fine. Their bodies can’t. Take this opportunity to do personal things you never would’ve done. We are all guilty of saying ‘If only, I had the time’ Well... you have the time now!
Tell us about your next release.
It’s strange to put a halt to things right in the middle of Major’s shoot. But the whole world is on pause. Can’t wait to get back to working on this amazing story. Recently, for March 15, the birthday of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, we had some massive updates planned but postponed for obvious reasons. Will do them once the lockdown ends.