Akshay Kumar, R Balki shoot for Covid-19 awareness campaign
The public service advertisement shot for the Health Ministry is finally out.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and filmmaker R Balki on Monday shot for an advertisement campaign regarding the “Post Lockdown Responsibilities” at Kamalistan studio while taking necessary precautions. Balki said the advertisement was for the health ministry and the team took all the necessary precautions, including wearing masks and working with minimal crew.
The ad film was shared on the micro-blogging site Twitter by the Press Information Bureau. They shared the one and half minute long advertisement alongside the caption, “Our battle with #COVID19 is not over, but we will not be afraid of the virus. We will take all precautions and we are going to move on with our lives.”
Our battle with #COVID19 is not over, but we will not be afraid of the virus. We will take all precautions and we are going to move on with our lives
— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) June 2, 2020
In the ad, we see Akshay playing a villager. As he steps outside his house wearing a mask. The sarpanch of his village asks him where he is going amidst the Lockdown, to which the actor replies that he is going to work.
Akshay Kumar, R Balki shoot for Covid-19 awareness campaign ends with the actor saying, “Coronavirus se hamein ladai jaari rakhni padegi par uses dare me nahi puri savdhaani ke sath dat karke. Ruki hui zindagi ko sage badhaye…Desh ko aatmanirbhar banaye. Jai Hind.”
Earlier talking about the ad being shot during the lockdown, R Balki had told PTI, “This is an ad for the health ministry featuring Akshay Kumar about the post lockdown responsibilities of each one of us. We need to get back to work but ensure our safety and those of others. So at our shoot, we did the same. Like getting back to work with social distancing, sanitised outdoor set, disinfectant screen, masks. We got used to it in a few minutes. There was a minimal crew and very strict protocols followed.”
It was only yesterday when the Maharastra government permitted films & serial shootings in non-containment zones. Once Lockdown is lifted we all have to be more careful while trying to bring our lives back to its routine self.