The COVID-19 lockdown had resulted in the temporary stalling of all work and shoots in the entertainment industry for nearly 4 months. But with the easing of the restrictions, a lot of television shows and serials have slowly resumed shoot. The much-anticipated Naagin 5 is one such show. The serial is being telecast on television this weekend onwards, and the lead actors of the show — Hina Khan, Mohit Malhotra and Dheeraj Dhoopar — are super excited about it.
After having gained the love of audiences in shows like Splitsvilla and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, among others, the actor is thrilled to be a part of the Naagin series. Speaking about shooting for the show during lockdown, the actor says that he was first apprehensive about stepping out to work amidst the health scare, but he says he was reassured of his safety once he saw how the sets were functioning.
Everything is being taken care of right from the time you enter the set, all safety measures are in check. The staff is wearing their PPE kits and masks at all times. Only the actors while performing on screen don’t wear a mask while shooting. Oxygen levels are checked, temperatures are monitored. All this makes us feel safe. But I think this is the new normal, people will have to start working like this. And the environment I am working in, I feel safe now.
When safety is being taken care of, the actors can then concentrate better on their performances, right?
I play the Sarvasreshta Naag who loves his Naageshwari (played by Hina Khan) unconditionally. She also shares the same love for him. But when everything is so perfect, there is always this conflict, so you know how this antagonist (played by Dheeraj Dhoopar) comes in-between them and creates obstacles for them. That’s where the entire drama is situated.
Talking about sharing screen space with Hina for the second time after the film, Hacked, he says that it’s always a great experience working with the actress.
It’s always great to reunite with someone you had so much fun working with previously. I always keep telling Hina that we have some karmic connection that we keep working together. We have created a great bond and it is always fun on sets. Even with Dheeraj. it was the first time I had worked with him and we found so many common topics to bond over. It’s a great cast to work with.
The first episodes have already gotten all the Naagin fans super excited and I am sure everyone’s super pumped for the coming episodes!