The Indian television industry is finally breathing a sigh of relief. After the government of Maharashtra allowed the shooting to resume, lives are getting back on track. However, production houses are allowed to shoot as long as a list of guidelines stressing social distancing and hygiene are followed verbatim.
But television actor Erica Fernandes is not interested in resuming her acting assignments immediately.
In an interview with a leading entertainment portal, Erica said, “It’s not a simple question of yes or no. There is a lot to it. People have been out of work for a very long time. Some do not have the luxury of making a choice if they should get back to work or not. But, if you personally ask me, I am not up for it, not now at least, maybe a little later yes, and this is due to multiple reasons.”
Erica added, “Secondly, because we are entering the monsoon season where so many of us generally fall ill due to the change in weather. The symptoms of normal flu or dengue, malaria (which are common during the monsoons) are very similar to the virus. This will create chaos and panic. Next, there are studios that have multiple shows shooting in the same vicinity at the same time accounting for a huge number of people working together.”
Erica was last seen as Prerna in the reboot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay. The show also stars Parth Samthaan, Karan Singh Grover and Aamna Sharif.
How is Erica keeping herself busy during lockdown? She said, “I’m trying to utilise this time at home in a productive manner. So from cooking to drawing and painting, reading books and learning new things, all this keeps me occupied. I’ve also been creating a lot of personalised content for my digital space on awareness about how to deal with the situation at hand.”