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Everyone is adapting and growing, says Tahir Raj Bhasin on using technology for Looop Lapeta prep

With the lockdown in place, the actor reveals that instead of having face-to-face meetings, rehearsals and meetings for the Run Lola Run remake are now taking place over video calls. 

Shriram Iyengar

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of all production of current and soon-to-come films in India. While this has resulted in some serious damage to the industry, it has also forced people to find innovative ways of working.

Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin has already had to face the delay of Kabir Khan's 83 (2020), where he plays the legendary batsman, Sunil Gavaskar. However, the actor has chosen to use technology to handle pre-production meetings for his upcoming film Looop Lapeta. 

An official remake of the 1998 German cult hit Run Lola Run, the film will be directed by Aakash Bhatia, and is set to be released on 29 January 2021. 

Bhasin revealed that work on the Run Lola Run remake is ongoing. "I am excited about Looop Lapeta, where I am cast opposite Taapsee Pannu. I am really looking forward to it," he said. This is the first time that the actor will be working with Pannu.

He added that while one-on-one meetings are out, the Looop Lapeta team has taken to technology to keep the pre-production and rehearsal work going. "Any physical work, face-to-face meetings are out as people have to take safety measures as recommended by the government. So nothing on that front. But as far as pre-production, rehearsals, whatever can be done, is being done through technology," Bhasin said.

"The benefit of technology is that earlier we would have two-three meetings in a week, but now all of us can do it in a day using a video call. It has completely changed the way things work. Everyone is adapting and growing," he added.

While the lockdown has proven to be a struggle for many, Bhasin believes that people will endure through this pandemic as well. He said, "I really believe that if everyone puts in their bit, we can come out of it stronger."

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