One of Malayalam cinema’s rising star-actors Roshan Mathew, who was also seen making his Hindi debut in 2020 with Anurag Kashyap’s Choked, has been working right through the pandemic.
Says Roshan in a conversation, “I'm very thankful I got to do a bit of work in between everything that's been happening. It was much needed, and in more ways than one it's what has kept me going. The experience of working since the onset of Covid has been strange for sure, but mostly only until you start shoot. Especially when it's a bio-bubble shoot, which is how work has been happening”
Roshan, who has received unanimous acclaim for films like Viswasapoorvam Mansoor, Mothoon, Kappela, C U Soon and Annum Pennum says the new normal is to shoot within Covid guidelines. “Once you get used to the new protocols and ways of functioning, it's actually a pleasant bubble of safety to be in and work out of. It's definitely the best we can wish for in a time like this, when there are much bigger problems out there than just long periods of no work.”
Roshan says he is grateful to be working during these trying times, “I was fortunate to get to do a good amount of work in 2019. Most of that is what release in '20, apart from C U Soon which was completely made during the lockdown. What's important now is that we get past this, and that we do everything we can to help ourselves and others around us. I'm learning to prioritize that over everything else.”
Image source: Instagram/roshan.matthew
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