Abhilash Thapliyal on short film about mental health during lockdown

"I am usually more comfortable doing happier roles, so this required me to shed all my inhibitions."

By Author  |  Published: 4th Jun 2020  10:11 amUpdated: 4th Jun 2020  10:14 am
Abhilash Thapliyal on short film about mental health during lockdown
Actor-RJ Abhilash Thapliyal

Mumbai: Actor-RJ Abhilash Thapliyal has come up with a short film titled “Thoughts” on mental health during the lockdown because he feels it is important to talk about the subject at a time when the world is facing a severe health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Said Abhishek, about the film directed by Dane Ross: “One of the pitfalls of the lockdown is that anxiety and depression have aggravated. When Dane shared the concept with me, I was more than glad to be on board.”

“I am usually more comfortable doing happier roles, so this required me to shed all my inhibitions. Due to the lockdown, we had to shoot with a very basic camera set-up. It is our humble attempt to encourage people to not lose hope and assure them that we are all together in this battle.” Abhilash is best known for featuring in TV shows like “Comedy Circus “, “Entertainment Ki Raat ” and “Apna News Aayega”.