According to the Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari the way of movie making is going to change a lot post Coronavirus Pandemic. People have been practicing social distancing at the moment. It is certainly a safeguard during Coronavirus Pandemic. Even post lockdown, same measures may be taken by the people to stay safe. Regarding this further, Nitesh Tiwari has said “Certain things should change like you don’t need to often physically meet, like we do a lot of time. Like, if I’m writing with my writer, (then) I don’t need to meet them on a daily basis, I can meet them once a week and the remaining days we can do video calls and discuss. It is the same with a lot of meetings, which can happen over video calls. Conversations don’t require more technical stuff.” Some behavioural changes can be seen organically also.
Later on, he has added “If I am doing pre-production of my film, so that time I will prefer to have a physical interaction than doing it over video call. And if I’m scheduling or doing something with my actors, this is something that can happen over video calls. “So those behavioural changes will seep in. As far as filmmaking is concerned, I will like to go back to the old days”
Recently, Nitesh has directed the promo for KBC registration with Amitabh Bachchan. Directing the Paa actor Amitabh Bachchan virtually, Nitesh has been described the experience as “I would like to be physically there and shoot. Collaborating with people sitting on your phone is something that is limiting and also not having the best technical support to make a film itself might be very limiting. I don’t think any director would want to shoot it this way.” On the occasion, he has added “Creatively it will get restrictive if we think this is going to be the norm, I don’t think this is going to be the new norm. This is temporary and we are finding the best solution out of this temporary situation that we are in.”
Selection process of the popular game show KBC has started already. Theme of the show this time will be ‘Har cheez ko break lag sakta hai Sapno ko nah.’ On the concept of the campaign, Tiwari has said “When we work on the campaign, we tap into the mindset of the country at that particular point of time. While we were working on this campaign, we knew we will have to create it under the current situation that we are in. When you tap into your life, you realise that you have started finding ways of getting back to how to continue working so that life doesn’t stop. As a writer we have started writing through video conferences. The basic ambition is to find a way out of the situation.”
Registration for the KBC new season is starting from 9th May and will go on till 22nd May. It will be aired Sony Entertainment Television.