'... the restaurant industry, our industry... Everyone is in the same boat.'
Unlike most of us, Atul Kulkarni's life has not changed after the lockdown.
The actor, who is seen in Voot Select's thriller The Raikar Case, is living the simple life in a village in Maharashtra.
"Whenever I am not shooting, I come here," Atul tells Ronjita Kulkarni/Rediff.com from Sonale where his NGO works with tribal and rural children.
Tell us about The Raiker Case.
The Raiker Case is a murder mystery. But it is not only that.
It is a family drama too.
It is about a big family and there is a mishap, and in the process of finding the murderer, you deal with a lot of complexes within the family.
I've always loved thrillers.
As an actor, fantastic stories.
How are you spending time during the lockdown?
I am in my village Sonale, which is 100 km from Mumbai. I have a house here and my NGO works from here.
Whenever I am not shooting, I come here.
There is not much change in my life.
My NGO is into primary and pre-primary education and work with tribal and rural children. We train teachers too. We are working for the last 13, 14 years.
I am here for the last month. All the shoots were cancelled much before lockdown and so I am here since then.
What were you working on before the lockdown?
I was supposed to join the sets of Nagesh Kukunoor's Web series City of Sins 2.
They have already shot 60, 70 percent.
What are you watching on television?
I don't watch much. I have only seen the latest season of Money Heist.
What are your biggest worries?
I hope that after the lockdown, we reach a better position.
Even before the lockdown we were not in a good (economic) position.
Are you worried that after the lockdown, people may not go to theatres to watch movies?
Every industry is worried about that... the restaurant industry, our industry...
Everyone is in the same boat.
I hope everyone manages.