Amid the outbreak of coronavirus, lockdown has been imposed nationwide, and while most of us are sitting comfortably at our homes, some people are stranded away from their houses helplessly. The latest we hear is that the whole cast and crew of star Bharat’s popular show RadhaKrishn is stranded at the Umbergaon sets. Lead actors Sumedh Mudgalkar, Mallika Singh, who play Krishna and Radha, respectively, have stayed put there with the show’s crew of 180 people.
Talking to Mumbai Mirror, Mallika said that her mother is also with her at the location. “She tries to be with me most of the time while shooting. When the lockdown was announced, other people from my family in Mumbai advised us to stay where we are as any kind of travel was not safe at the time. We all thought it will be a matter of few days before we return to Mumbai, but now we have been staying here for the last one month,” she said.
Mallika further said that though the crew is away from their families, everyone is being looked after well by the show’s makers. A doctor visits the sets regularly to check on the crew and the premises are regularly sanitised.
RadhaKrishn actor Sumedh says that everyone is well looked after. “The most important thing at this time is to be safe, which we all are. I am from Pune. Due to the shooting schedule, I get to meet my parents very less. Now, even when there is no work, we all are still away from our families,” he said. Other crew members said that they had to cancel their train tickets home as even the railways have halter operations during the lockdown.
The Government of India announced an extension of two weeks to the lockdown which will now continue until May 3. Citizens have been advised to stay indoors and step out only for essential needs. So far, the coronavirus has infected 19,984 people and killed 640 in India.