Actress Raashi Khanna, who recently returned from Milan, Italy, after shooting for the Telugu film Thank You, reveals that shooting in a foreign location made her nervous. The actress has said that shooting in Italy was safe as people in the country followed the protocol very responsibly.
She told that we were in the middle of the epidemic and I was scared before going there (Italy). Once there, I realized that people in Italy were very responsible for wearing masks, even after the second wave had passed. Very few people were shooting we were included in the crew and all precautions were taken.
Rashi said, while I was there, the second wave in India intensified and I was constantly reading what was happening in India. It was disturbing. It felt bad that our country was suffering and we were away. Now we’re back and there’s not much we can do. This is a helpless situation. We shot for what we did, but it was humanly disturbing. We were constantly wondering what would happen after homecoming.
Raashi made her acting debut with Shoojit Sircar’s 2013 Hindi film Madras Cafe, and later ventured into the Telugu film industry with hits such as Touch Chessie Chudu, Venky Mama and World Famous Lover.
Talking about how COVID brought hurdles for the production team of Thank You, the actress says: Honestly, there is always pressure to finish on time but I had a really good team that took everything into consideration And he didn’t put any pressure. We were all tense about finishing the shoot as there were restrictions as we were from India. There were some places that were canceled because we were Indians.
She adds: The challenges the production team faced, but other than that we were really safe. There were days when we were shooting for 18 hours a day because we had no choice. Because it was not the same as before. Pandemic that you could shoot in luxury and anywhere. This time it was more difficult. Thank You will be his second release with Naga Chaitanya after Venky Mama.