Sharad Tripathi talks about challenges that writers are facing amid the pandemic

MUMBAI : Writer Sharad Tripathi was born to hold a pen and create some wonderful stories. He is currently one of the finest writers in the industry who has not only penned down TV shows but also for a Bollywood film Fraud Saiyaan and web-series Love, Sleep, Repeat.

Sharad is currently writing for two popular shows namely Colors’ Shakti and Dangal TV’s Luka Chuppi. Both the shows are produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms and the cast has resumed shooting post the lockdown.

Well, at one side where the entertainment industry is trying to get back on track there is one section of fraternity that is facing all the more challenges. And they are writers!

The writer’s job has become all the more crucial as they have to keep in mind the new shooting guidelines and bring out episodes which will revolve around a limited star cast.

(ALSO READ: TV writer Sharad Tripathi forays into Bollywood with Fraud Saiyaan)

Speaking in brief about meeting the challenges as a writer, Sharad shared, “Well, a writer’s job has never been easy. It requires a lot of brainstorming and innovation. Amid lockdown when the entire industry was chilling at home and spending time with family, writers were the ones who were still working. With the sudden lockdown we have to now re-work on the storyline. There are lots of aspects which we have to keep in mind like we are not to allow more than five characters in one scene. Also, initially we have to write a few scenes where the starcast is seen educating masses about Covid. Also, we cannot show the gloomier side of pandemic but spread awareness and ask viewers to take adequate precautions. Since senior citizens are not allowed on the sets, sometimes their dupe will be made to shoot the scene wherein that particular actor’s close-ups will be shot at home. Basically there will be a lot of cheat scenes. There are lots of other nitty gritties which we have to keep in mind which only limit us as a writer.”

(ALSO READ : Indian Telly Technical Awards: Writer Sharad Tripathi talks about the importance and transition of writing over the years)

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