Nitya Mehra has directed the section, Happy moon, for Amazon Prime’s anthology film, Restrictions removed. The serial stars Ratna Pathak Shah and Shardul Bhardwaj in lead roles. The stories in the film deal with epidemics, or deal with different people in different ways. In an interview with LatestLY, Nitya revealed that she contracted COVID-19 after making the film. She said that one often wonders if her attitude towards the film would have been different if she had been involved with the disease before the shooting.
We were talking about the impact he had on theaters when he revealed his diagnosis. “I’m desperate for a theater. And I would have gone, but I got COVID, so I couldn’t go,” Nitya began. “I am desperate to see plays again and I am desperate to see movies in theaters again. As a filmmaker, I thankfully have many more forums where we can tell many more stories. I am concerned with the mess of censorship that freedom we have. Got it. “
He said, “I am also very conscious of the fact that this is the trend right now where everyone is feeling.” ‘Oh now we will see you a picture of the house‘. I think it is mandatory for people to have a collective human experience. People will realize that “
Watch the interview here:
When her COVID-19 diagnosis was further investigated, Nitya said, “It was fine. If I had found it a little earlier, I was thinking, before making Happy moon, Will I have a different opinion about the film. But, I realized, this will not happen. Because the film we made is something that will be true whether it is pre-pandemic or pandemic. It contains a commentary on life and the world. I am fine. I am very lucky that I had a very light version and, yes, I am back. “
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