Rajinikanth recalls close brush with Covid on Annaatthe sets: ‘Everyone was in shock’


Enormous name Rajinikanth on Tuesday shared an epic about shooting for his old film Annaatthe on the 50th day of the film’s theatrical commence. The 71-twelve months-ancient celeb suggested that shooting for this film used to be regarded as one of the now not easy experiences of his occupation because it came about all by the tip of the 2nd wave of the Covid infections.

“We started shooting Annaatthe in December 2019. And after 35 days of shooting, we took a ruin. We had been presupposed to renew spherical March end in 2020. However, before then, there used to be the outbreak of coronavirus. And for the next 9 months, there used to be no work. In December, all of us as soon as more started shooting for the film (in Hyderabad). We followed the total safety pointers, in conjunction with Covid tests for all people on the sets to set apart on masks the total time. Even artists wore the cloak the total time as a change of all by a scene,” he recalled in a pronounce existing he posted on his Hoote narrative.

After two weeks of the uninterrupted shoot, all people on the sets used to be in for a shock after Keerthy Suresh’s assistant examined obvious for the virus. “He had developed the Covid an infection five days prior to now however he told no one. Every person used to be in shock. I worked with Keerthy Suresh closely on the sets as we performed scenes without masks. And the assistant used to be also with us all along. Every person used to be apprehensive. Director Siva and producer Kalanithi Maran had been upset and straight canceled the shoot and began to look at all people,” he added.

Fortunately, Rajinikanth had examined unfavorable for the an infection. Alternatively, he used to be level-headed kept in statement for just a few days as the docs desired to habits just a few more tests to be on the safer aspect.

Rajinikanth and Keerthy Suresh in Annaatthe.

“Three months later we resumed the shoot. Within the climax, we had to shoot with spherical 800 junior artists. We shot the climax for 18 days. Of which spherical 8 days we had to shoot with these 800 other folks. Take into consideration doing Covid tests for all people. And handiest all by the shot, all artists would possibly perhaps per chance just level-headed retract the cloak. Supreme for the shot. And the docs’ clearly told me that I would possibly perhaps per chance just level-headed now not mingle with any crowd. The climax scene entails me standing alone on a rooftop and giving instructions to my fellow actors. Siva had conceived that scene two years prior to now and never for the Covid scenario. This I notify is God’s will. And the 2nd wave used to be mercurial going out of control. And on the eve of lockdown in Telangana, we accomplished our shoot. That is also God’s will,” Rajinikanth acknowledged.

Rajinikanth recalled that the troubles for Annaatthe weren’t over even after releasing it in theatres for Deepavali. “The reports for the film weren’t first-rate. And three days after the film’s commence, it started pouring closely. However, fortunately rain started three days after the commence, if it had started early how would possibly perhaps per chance other folks enjoy scheme to theaters? And the film would enjoy failed. Fortunately the film did wisely (on the box place of work) and it would possibly perhaps per chance enjoy performed better, if now not for the rains. And after I call to mind those gadgets, a dialogue from Baasha comes to thoughts: God will test appropriate other folks however he won’t let them down. However for sinister other folks….(trademark laughs),” Rajinikanth signed off.

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