Juhi Chawla says the Coronavirus lockdown will teach Bollywood that we don't need 150 people on set for a shoot

Juhi Chawla also recalled shooting for her film Darr in Switzerland with just 32 people.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: July 03, 2020 19:44 IST
Juhi Chawla says the Coronavirus lockdown will teach Bollywood that we don't need 150 people on set for a shoot

The Coronavirus pandemic has not just changed the way people live but also how they work and function. The Hindi film industry has also seen major changes in the last couple of months. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Juhi Chawla has said that a major change will also come in the number of people on any film set.
 
Speaking about the future of the film industry the 54-year-old actor said, "Like we realized in life that we don’t need so many frills and fancies, we might also realize that on a set we might not needd 150 people, and essentially make the film with just half the number. It could be that kind of realizations.”
 
The actress also recalled an incident from her past. She said, "I was telling my family about the times when we traveled abroad for a shoot. Here, in India, on a set, we had a crew of about 100-115 people. When I went to shoot Darr (1993) in Switzerland, we had literally 32 people. We went there for a month, and 50 percent of it was shot there, maybe more. Could you tell the difference on-screen?"
 
"There’s an assistant, who wants another assistant, who wants one spot boy. Of course, there are projects that may require such numbers, but not always," she added.
 
Juhi Chawla also admitted that she was unsure of what to feel when the lockdown began. However now as time goes on Juhi is much more secure. She concluded saying, "... as days went by, I realized that even with just the basics, you can actually get back quite comfortable. I soon started to enjoy the fact that I didn’t have to do so many unnecessary things. Within a few days into the lockdown, the air in Mumbai was clean; it never looked greener, there were birds every morning. I was in bliss."


CREDITS: HINDUSTAN TIMES


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