“The Gone Game” actress Shriya Pilgaonkar shares her experience of shooting at home, says ‘didn’t need dramatic costumes or excess make up’

Lockdown has been different for everyone. Everyone tried their hands and the actress Shriya Pilgaonkar spoke about her experience in her latest interview with mid-day, the actress revealed about her experience in self-shooting for her upcoming web series ‘The Gone Game’. Pilgaonkar discusses how her living room turned into a set and how she managed to shoot with the help of her family.

The actress first revealed how she was told by her director and DOP about the process of shooting indoors, the actress said, “Our director Nikhil Bhat and DoP Piyush did a trial run by putting together a few scenes, and showing it to us over Zoom calls. [After understanding what they exactly wanted] we were confident of pulling it off. We did several workshops where we were trained to shoot. Some had their own cameras, others were sent DSLRs. The production house sent us external lights. The entire process was time-consuming. Fortunately, since the story is set during the pandemic, we didn’t need dramatic costumes or excess make-up. The only concern was wi-fi.”

The actress further added saying that she enjoyed shooting at her home since she is spending the lockdown with her family, her father helped her with the shoot, “Initially, my father helped me navigate the process. Then, a friend living in my building would drop by to film me. Towards the end, my DoP came home to shoot. The funniest bit was to get my dog to cooperate through the process. He willingly agreed to be my spot boy and never left my side. Managing him was a task.”

Finally, Shriya added that shooting at home was challenging for her, “Being an actor, it was challenging to be a one-man-army. From doing your hair and make-up to filming yourself, the entire process makes you appreciate and be grateful for [every person who contributes] to making a show. It is more difficult than it seems, especially maintaining the aesthetics without compromising on the quality. Luckily, the story lends itself to being shot at home.”

Shriya Pilgaonkar was last seen in Mirzapur. The actress will be next seen in ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, the actress revealed that the makers of the movie are looking forward to a theatrical release for now.

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