Amidst Coronavirus lockdown, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and filmmaker R Balki have come together to shoot for a campaign for Ayushman Bharat.
The actor director duo were spotted at Kamalistan studio. The shooting commenced this afternoon with a small crew and keeping all the safety measures in place.
The ad film will be used by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to make people realize their responsibilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are the pictures from the sets of the actor:
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Back on set! #AkshayKumar takes permission to shoot for a public service film to be directed by #RBalki.
Akshay Kumar shoots for a special ad amid lockdown
R. Balki, while exclusively talking to ABP News said, “Akshay Kumar and I shot an ad film for the Health department, based on our responsibilities amid the lockdown. We all have to go to work but at the same time we have to protect ourselves and others.”
Balki went on to say, “Within minutes, we all became used to social distancing, sanitized sets, sanitized outdoor sets, disinfected screens, wearing masks and all. We had a few number of crew while shooting with very strict protocols. We have realized that we could do this great ease.”
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“Anil Naidu, the creator of this ad film, told us how we can do the same shoot with very few people and maximum security. We had police and other permissions for the shoot. It was very important for us to shoot because the ad film delivers a very important message. Today we also realized that we have to prepare ourselves for shooting after lockdown,” the ‘PadMan’ director concluded.