Exclusive: The solid of Mumbai Diaries decode season two of the sequence


Nikkhil Advani’s Mumbai Diaries is again and is getting praised for its portrayal of the 2005 Mumbai Floods. The sequence continues a number of months after the occasions of the primary season, with the Bombay General Hospital employees going through a contemporary array of obstacles on account of a day of relentless rainfall. In the sequence, you’ll as soon as once more see acquainted faces akin to Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, Mrunmayee Deshpande, and Prakash Belawadi, all reprising their roles from the primary season. Additionally, the brand new season will introduce new solid members, together with Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Riddhi Dogra.

In an unique dialog with Filmfare, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj and Mrunmayee Deshpande, share their expertise of working with Nikkhil Advani, capturing scenes in water, whereas additionally sharing insights about their characters.

This season is predicated on the 2005 Mumbai floods, are you able to share in regards to the filming course of

Satyajeet Dubey: Since it was bodily so difficult we needed to be on our toes on a regular basis nevertheless it was nice. But there’s new studying, I’ve learnt how you can act underwater. I endure from sinus and thus confronted a variety of issues performing these photographs however I assume that’s one thing it’s important to bear to get the job finished proper.

Mrunmayee Deshpande: I solely confronted the problem of studying the medical time period issues.

Mohit Raina: In the start I eliminated my specs and stored them within the bag, so I haven’t got to time and again wipe them. I’ve at all times stored one thing on high of my head, in order that I might communicate. These are some issues that you just be taught on the go however all and all it was a special expertise for all of us. I additionally learnt there isn’t any use of sporting the sneakers, in truth on the primary day I wore them I used to return out and dry them however then I realised what number of occasions will I do that. and so I began sporting slippers.

Mrunmayee Deshpande: And you already know, Nikkhil sir took lengthy takes. When somebody is performing one surgical procedure, somebody is coming with new sufferers. So, it’s important to be in your mark on a regular basis. You have to concentrate on what’s occurring round you and be prepared to present your response on time.

What had been a few of your private prep work for this season?

Mrunmayee: Script was all the pieces for me personally. See it’s important to carry out surgical procedures and the issue degree was elevated, so we needed to redo our medical workshops, we needed to keep in mind all of the medical phrases and we needed to get it proper.

Tina Desai: I had a variety of stuff to do as a result of my character is pregnant on this season and so I needed to a) perceive what it is wish to behave usually whereas being pregnant, b) how you can really feel the discomfort in a automotive, and in addition as a result of the monitor continues with additional problems and what precisely goes on mentally? What goes on bodily? How does one transfer in such an setting? Luckily, my neighbour who’s been by means of a really related scenario, so I used to be capable of get, like, dwell, actual, testimony of what can occur but additionally I wore the prosthetic stomach and I walked round the home simply to see the way it feels to take a seat and stand, and it is very creepy. Because it is fabricated from silicon, it is actually uncomfortable and it sticks to your physique.

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Mohit, what mindset did you go in whereas filming Farzaana’s operation scene, when your character, Dr. Kaushik Oberoi freezes within the ER?

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So, Nikkhil sir had known as me to the workplace and sat with me and defined to me, what he’s anticipating from Kaushik Oberoi and he had advised me very clearly that, ‘it is a man who’s a workaholic, who has been working for thus a few years and works 22 hours a day and now there’s a hole of 9 months, he has not labored for these many hours, so you should perceive that it is a one that is attempting to comeback, he’s not assured now, he has forgotten all the pieces, he’s on the backfoot, you see the way you need to go about it,’ so, luckily for me as a result of, within the first season I used to be not capable of save Mr. Kelkar, these visuals had been very contemporary in my thoughts, so whereas filming that scene I did not should do an excessive amount of, I solely needed to keep in mind these visuals from the primary season and that actually helped in that scene. Last evening, I noticed that scene and it actually got here out fantastically. Thanks to Malay Prakash, our DOP (Director of Pictures) the best way he has performed with the sunshine and the digicam as a result of whereas filming I did not realise it, however after I noticed it, he has finished a implausible job.

Natasha, how did you faucet into the position of somebody who simply misplaced their mother and father?

I believe it was season one, which ends with Diya shedding her mom, which is one thing for anybody is extraordinarily life altering, while you lose such a powerful pillar in your life. And extra so for Diya, as a result of her mom is the hyperlink between the daddy and Diya, so for her to grapple with that, to choose up the items and herself and simply stand up, act stronger as a result of she at all times wished to be a health care provider, she at all times wished to save lots of lives, so she does not need to deter that. So, this season, she is extra hopeful, she is attempting to work on herself, she has finished remedy, and she or he desires to cope with her anxiousness and melancholy in a wholesome manner as a substitute of taking tablets. She is attempting to empathise together with her father and this season she can be coping with a affected person who’s going by means of id points, so when she is speaking to the affected person’s mother and father it is also very therapeutic for her and on the final second Diya comes out stronger.

Tell us about your actual life 2005 Mumbai Flood expertise

Mohit: I used to be in Chembur, I used to be coming again, I had gone there to assist my nephew get admission in faculty and I acquired caught in Bandra for about three days. There was no meals, the whole highway was blocked and it was additionally my first day within the metropolis and so, I wasn’t actually acquainted with the roads, so I had no different choice however to remain in a single place as a result of I did not know the place to go. Social media wasn’t there so you actually did not know what was the scenario, so that you had been solely listening to from the passerby, {that a} tree had fallen, a automotive had fallen, accidents, and other people serving to one another. I survived these three days on Parle G biscuits, so, the ‘spirit of Mumbai’ got here and all of the individuals had been serving to one another. I do not suppose that anyone ought to face this, however what we will be taught is to assist one another each time one thing like this occurs.

See Also: Mumbai Diaries Season 2 trailer: Mohit Raina and group struggle in opposition to the devastating Mumbai floods 


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