Looks like after all the delays, work on Amazon Prime‘s much loved series, Mirzapur 2 is finally picking up pace. In the past few weeks, the cast of the series posted pictures of them stepping out for their dubbing sessions. Now, Ali Fazal recently shared a picture of the cast together who reunited for the first time post the lockdown for their dubbing sessions, with all the precautions and protocols in place. Besides key members of the cast including Shweta Tripathi Sharma, the actors were also joined by people from the production team.
We had dubbed a few episodes before the lockdown so we picked up mid-way. It was great to be back because this has been an unusually long break. We shot for the show long back so it took us some time getting back into the groove. Each actor usually comes individually but the one time we met was when our times clashed. The studios are on point about their hygiene so it allows one artist at a time. So we walked into a pre-sanitised studio. The instructions are given from the other side. Dubbing is a system that was already an isolated job.
Though the fear of the pandemic looms large on most, especially after two A-list stars of the industry tested positive with COVID-19, Fazal says there’s no scope for fear. He says, “I am rather happy going to work. We cannot fall prey to fear or that’s the end of us as we know it. Nothing can come out of fear. We need to be smart, healthy and simply cautious.”
One of the platform’s most loved shows, the excitement around it is multifold. Talking about it, Ali says the pressure is also slowly building now.
We were always the underdogs and there was always immense love from the audience. But now the show is considerably delayed because of the circumstances posed by the pandemic. Through the lockdown, fans have been after us. We can feel the eyes on us and I hope the audience is a little generous. Such great content has come out in the last one year that I will be very proud of being part of Amazon’s legacy.
About the release of the show, Aparna Purohit, Amazon platform head, told Mid-Day in an earlier interview that they are looking to release it this year. The show’s primary shooting was wrapped up in Benaras in August last year.