After an awareness video on the novel coronavirus, actors from different film industries in India come together for a short film Family. Virtually directed by Prasoon Pandey, the film emphasises on the importance of staying at home in the fight against the deadly virus.
Family short film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth, Diljit Dosanjh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Chiranjeevi, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Shiva Rajkumar, Mohanlal and Mammootty. The story revolves around Big B’s missing sunglasses and everyone’s effort to find it.
The actors are seen speaking in their native languages and interacting quite well. Portions of the film were shot at the actors’ home and them edited to make a film.
Amitabh Bachchan on Family Short Film:
In the end, Amitabh Bachchan is seen saying, “We all made this film together, but none of us ever stepped out of our respective homes . Every artiste shot his/her section in their own house. No one stepped out of their homes. You too please stay indoors. That is the only way to keep yourself safe from this dangerous virus. Stay home, stay safe.”
Big B also added, “There’s another reason why we made this film. Indian film industry is one. We all are one family. But there is another large family which supports us and works with us. And that is our workers and daily wage earners, who are facing great difficulty due to the lockdown, We all have come together and teamed up with sponsors and TV channel to raise a fund. And this fund will be distributed to our workers and daily wage earners to provide them with some relief in these tough times.“
Family Short Film:Earlier, a statement shared by Sony Pictures Networks India said, "Given the unprecedented nature of the situation we are in, an initiative undertaken by Mr Amitabh Bachchan, WE ARE ONE has been supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers, through which the monthly ration of 1,00,000 households across the country will be funded."
"Through a commercial tie-up with a leading chain of hypermarkets and grocery stores in India, digitally barcoded coupons have been distributed to a verified list of workers from the All India Film Employees Confederation. Furthermore, monetary help has also been extended to those in need," it added.
People all over the world are fighting the novel coronavirus. Several governments have imposed lockdowns to prevent its spread which has caused major economic loss, especially to daily wage earners. In India, the virus has claimed 120+ lives, while around 5000+ people have been tested positive for the virus till now.