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We have to learn to adapt to the new normal, says producer Anand Pandit


The producer is using technology to make sure his upcoming productions, Chehre and The Big Bull remain on track.

Pandit with Chehre director Rumy Jafry

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While the lockdown is still in place, artistes and production companies have found ways to make sure that work goes ahead in some way or the other, as music videos, anthems, and even concerts have been produced remotely and aired across the world. Producer Anand Pandit is using the adage, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, to motivate himself and his team.

"As the leader of my team, it is important that I stay a step ahead and motivate them. And I need to do that by example, not just talk. My mantra is to look at the brighter side," Pandit said.

The producer, under the banner Anand Pandit Motion Pictures, has two films in the post-production stage for 2020 - Chehre, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi and The Big Bull, starring Abhishek Bachchan. Pandit is using technology to make sure both productions remain on track.

Firstly, he managed to get the best desktops and laptops dropped off at the homes of his technicians. After that, he ensured a schedule for the team to work from home. The team used WhatsApp chats, Zoom video calls, and other apps, to make sure work went on seamlessly.

"We have to learn to adapt to the new normal," he said. "Something is not going to be possible like back in the days. Edits, VFX, color corrections - all this can happen remotely and shared with the team over the internet. Zoom calls allow us to make decisions in real-time," he added.

Pandit believes that necessity is indeed the mother of all invention. And that the sooner we adapt, the better our chances of collectively beating the odds.

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