Like most of the business, actor Namit Das, too, was itching to return to work for the final six months. And now, the actor has began taking pictures for an online movie in Nasik. He says that though, there’s a lot of concern of the virus, he’s stepping out as a result of he has to work. “I am not partying. It’s not like I am out there shaking my legs with 150 other people. In fact, my wife has also started shooting in Kolkata, and we both avoid meeting our parents because they are more vulnerable. One is of course apprehensive and afraid, but one has to move on also, it’s been six months,” he exclaims.
Lately, despite the fact that Bollywood is attempting to get again on its toes, there are a sequence of maligning stories about drug abuse and the poisonous work tradition of the business which has taken centre stage. Das feels that not all people in the business consumes medicine and that is only a generalisation. “Generalisation can lead to the death of anything and anyone. Putting everything under one umbrella is very easy. We all know that human beings exist in the society in different professions and we are far more complex than that. If someone is consuming drugs, you can’t say everyone does it. I don’t know why we are suddenly being looked at ki hum log toh aise hi hai. Aise toh nahi ho sakta. Every individual is different and has a different story, and that is what I don’t agree with in today’s world, that negativity catches on much faster than positivity,” says the Aarya actor.
Das can be a singer and he used the lockdown interval to make some enjoyable covers alongside along with his band. “My lead guitarist told me ‘let’s do something fun’. So, our bass guitarist, who is in Virar, our drummer, who is in Vancouver, our saxophone player, who is in Ahmedabad, all worked remotely to make some Bollywood covers including songs like Badan Pe Sitare. We call it the Virar to Vancouver project,” says Das with amusing.