(MENAFN – IANS)
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Their tripod was “a bunch of old books with a cassette case on top” and locations were “different corners of the same room”. The “elaborate on-location crew” was each other! This is how the cast and crew of the Instagram-based web-series “Firsts” have shot the shows second season amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Recalling their lockdown shooting experience, real-life couple Kriti Vij and Pranay Manchanda would describe it as “the best way to put our idle minds to use”.
“I realised a lot can be achieved in this lockdown with a good idea, a smartphone, and a husband!” said Kriti, who acts as one of the protagonists in the story. “Being part of this show was the best way to put our idle minds to use. We had a ton of fun, not just acting in the show but also learning so much more about the shooting process because that was a ‘first’ for us,” she added.
Pranay, who has acted in and directed the show, noted: “The most fascinating part of the lockdown-shoot was the DIY aspect of it.”
Conceptualised, written, and executed by the cast and crew from their respective homes, “Firsts” season 2 narrates the love story of a couple, Aman and Tanya, which meets online in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown. The series has been written by Pranav Tonsekar.
Aman, a fun-loving marketing executive, and Tanya, a software developer and an optimist, are stuck in their respective homes amid the ongoing lockdown and suddenly cross paths on dating platform Bumble.
Digital media entertainment company Pocket Aces presents the second season of “Firsts” on their Instagram channel Dice Media.