Covid-19 has impacted numerous industries, and naturally, the economic system of nations the world over has taken a significant hit. And when there are not any public gatherings taking place, naturally, there gained’t be any reside occasions too. And actors who did internet hosting or singing gigs too, they’re undoubtedly feeling the pinch.
Gunjan Utreja, who earlier was once busy the complete yr internet hosting occasions, says, “I understand that in a situation like this, the first priority is to go out and earn bread, and come back as soon as possible. Even if we get the permission, I don’t think people are in the zone for a concert. So it’s not just the four months of lockdown, it may have a longer impact for another six months.”
He goes on so as to add the place he could be booked for occasions months upfront, all these received cancelled. “Not only that, there are no other queries happening. Normally, artistes know that it’s an unpredictable thing, it’s not that they don’t know how to lead an uncertain life. Even then you don’t have an idea where your next meal is coming from. This pandemic has cut that hope, because this is the first time ever that the entire industry is shut. The good part is that we have technology available, so I adapted and created a lockdown game show,” provides Utreja.
Actor Gunjan Utreja shares that he was booked for a couple of occasions upfront, however all these received cancelled.
Another standard actor who is understood for her appearing and internet hosting abilities is Saumya Tandon. While she had anyway minimize down on the variety of reside present provides she took up after turning into a mom, she says, “The events industry has been hugely hit because of obvious reasons. No public gathering, no award functions no excellence nights for corporates… the corporate event hosting has gone for a toss. Usually, navratras are the time things started snowballing and a lot of enquiries would come.”
What’s fascinating is that now Tandon is receiving enquiries for webinars. “Budgets have almost halved, and the price we get, of course will be lesser, since we don’t have to travel. You can sit in the comfort of your home and announce. But the live gig space is completely empty,” she tells us.
While Saumya Tandon is now getting requests for webinars, Maniesh Paul has began capturing for a singing actuality present.
Maniesh Paul, often called the sultan of stage, may need resumed his duties as host of a preferred singing actuality present, however he too says that his busy slate of reside exhibits is empty within the Covid occasions.
He reveals, “Before the crisis, I was very busy with live shows, and international shows too. Everything has gone for a toss, there is nothing happening in that sector, especially as we have to maintain social distancing. We can’t be in big groups, but a lot of things are happening online. The fun I used to have in front of the live audience… I really hope everything gets back to normal.”
The internet, it appears, is admittedly serving to these standard anchors. Meiyang Chang feels issues should not going to be the identical once more by means of this medium.
“The whole thing about an audience and a performer, and the joy of being together is a bit lost on all these things. The first precursor to that is the Instagram and Facebook lives. I am not a fan of that, but if that is going to be the way forward in the foreseeable future, then everybody has to adapt,” says the 37-year-old.
The one space the place he doesn’t agree with what Tandon talked about, is the minimize of their charges. He tells us, “If an event organiser right now says that, then I understand that the fees will go down because nobody has money. It depends on the situation. But i have heard people getting their full fees paid even in this time. If the client, and I am talking about the future here after things have settled down ‘aapko bula nahi rahe, no airfare, why should I pay you so much money’. The person needs to under”stand they’re getting a full efficiency, and FnB, and journey is separate, which they anyway would save.”
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