Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor Shot Each Other’s Segments For Short Film Family
If you haven’t watched the multi-starrer short film Family yet, what are you waiting for? The 4-and-a-half-minute long film features a bevy of stars not only from Bollywood but also from film industries across India. Headlined by Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Mammootty and Chiranjeevi, the Family also includes the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Diljit Dosanjh, Sonali Kulkarni, Shiv Raj Kumar and Prosenjit Chatterjee. Speaking to news agency PTI, director of the short film Prasoon Pandey revealed a few interesting behind-the-scene details about the project. Like, Alia and Ranbir, who appear to have moved in together, filmed each other’s portions and that they also came up with the idea that cast shouldn’t be restricted to just Bollywood biggies.
“The back story is incredible. Amit ji’s portions were shot by Abhishek. Nick Jonas shot Priyanka’s segment, Rajinikanth ji’s was shot by his daughter Soundarya. Ranbir and Alia went behind the camera for each other. Everyone was so gracious. They didn’t come into the frame, but they were simply helping. They were so selfless,” Mr Pandey told PTI. Family has been created to raise awareness about the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. None of the actors stepped out of their homes and submitted their portions to the director respectively.
“People were not just becoming a part as actors, they were becoming part of a project. Then I talked to Ranbir and Alia, who gave me another idea: Why stop at only Mumbai film industry? Why not make it pan-India? So everyone started contributing to the idea, it became even bigger,” the director added.