- Shrikar Prasad has kept himself busy reading the new script of the upcoming film.
- He was in constant contact with the directors during the shutdown
- He will also be working in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan
Srikar Prasad, an eight-time National Award-winning editor, was busy working on a Hindi war action biopic starring Siddharth Malhotra when the COVID-19 pandemic schedule was haired.
The deadly disease disrupted the schedule of some of his big budget projects — Mani Ratnam Ponnian Selvan, Kamal Haasan-starrer of Shankar Indian 2 (Both Tamil), and Rajamouli RRR (Multilingual), an NTR-Ram Charan starrer.
The lockdown has been a revelation and the only way was to adapt to the new situation, he told PTI. “…. have been working for the last 37 years and always have to go from pillar to post, every day work, stuff and suddenly in a situation where there is no work …”
“I mean it’s hard to communicate with other people, go out because of these lockdowns … it really takes a toll on you, I think, initially, to come to terms with reality. But I think As it went, then you. They realized that there is not much you can do about it and so you go about it in such a way that it will be productive… so I had the only option left Had to work from home .., ”he said.
Prasad kept himself busy trying to get new projects scripted on the floor, once the lockdown was removed, some short films, some on home video and some on the over-the-top (OTT) platform Liye, directed by a Suhasini Mani Ratnam. Amazon.
Editing work Sher Shah Directed by Vishnu Vardhan and Kunal Deshmukh Shiddat He is almost done. Prasad used the time during the lockdown to spark the editing and “reached a position where, with those two to three days of shooting they would do soon, the editing would be done.”
He was in constant contact with the directors during the shutdown. On Ponnian Selvan, He said that Vikram, Karthi and Jayam Ravi would play the lead roles.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Radhika Apte starrer Raate is alone The theater directed by Honey Trehan was scheduled for release, but due to COVID-19 it was released on the OTT platform.
Prasad said that this was the first film he released on this stage and it performed well.
Another ongoing project Aadujeevitham (Malayalam) Directed by Blessy and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran. During the lockdown, he also launched a “Everyday Learning” channel on YouTube to teach students about editing and filmmaking.
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