The novel coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19, has spread rapidly across more than 80 countries. While enough preventive health measures have been suggested by health experts.
Amid all this, director Vivek Agnihotri who is gearing up to start shooting his highly-anticipated next, ‘The Kashmir Files’ – an unreported story of the most tragic and gut-wrenching genocide of Kashmiri Hindus, is making sure that his team will take precautions to ensure the unit’s safety, before rolling in Delhi next week.
Vivek Agnihotri gets general insurance done
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri informs, “Keeping in mind the sensitive situation, I’ve decided to do a pre-shoot workshop with the crew to discuss hygiene measures, and precautions that must be followed. There will be trained health professionals on set, and we will keep a list of ambulance numbers, as well as names of nearby hospitals, handy. We will also create awareness about fitness, and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle”, also adding that the team will get an insurance for every crew member.
“We are getting a general insurance. There’s no specific insurance for coronavirus yet. Initially, I panicked, but I choose to focus on creative health. Human beings must be emotionally strong to be physically strong. We couldn’t delay the shoot, because of the Kashmir schedule. The central government is promoting tourism in Kashmir, so there will be more people in the region later which will making shooting difficult,” says Agnihotri, adding that the unit will divide filming between Kashmir and Mumbai.
The film, featuring actor Anupam Kher in a pivotal role, will also have a shooting schedule in Mumbai later. The Kashmir Files is due to be released on Independence day weekend this year.