First, we were very excited because my husband [Chaitanya ‘Cheeta’ Sharma] and I are both very ambitious people. He, specifically, is very hardworking and takes on every project. And he will give it his best! For me, I was doing something that I love doing—acting. But for him, it was doing something he had never explored before because he shot all my scenes in the show. We said yes to the project because this is something we’ll never do again. After this, it’ll be back to shooting on sets.
It was a great experience for me because ordinarily, you meet the cast, brainstorm on new ideas, or bond together. For this, there was none of that. It was all through a laptop with my DoPs always on a Zoom call. They were so positive and clear about the idea that the energy and vibe were passed on through these calls. That really helped.
Through the show, we saw our house through a whole new perspective. We could have never imagined using the angles used in the series for our regular photographs and videos before. Acting is never a one-person job. There’s so many people involved in the whole process. But for this, we were our own head of departments. It’s actually very exhausting! Because in some case, you’re playing a serious and remorse character, but you suddenly realise the fan is switched on so the noise will get captured as well. At the same time, it was a great learning experience and a fun DIY project in many ways. Meeting wonderful people, and doing something constructive and creative during lockdown was a huge blessing.