National Award-winning actress and filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma says she feels a new respect for the doctors and other medical staff at any government hospital, especially after the pandemic.
Konkona is playing a pivotal role in the upcoming web series entitled ‘Mumbai Diaries: 11/26’.
When asked what intrigued her about the show initially, Konkona Sen Sharma told IANS: “Since I have known Nikkhil for quite some time and am well aware of his sensitivity, I knew he would create a good show on the subject of attacks. terrorists. from 11/26. Yes, it is true that 11/26 has been covered in movies and shows before and at times it could be a bit tricky to handle the subject from a different perspective. But when it comes to our show, we are using the incident as a backdrop, it is not a documentary.
“What could happen in the hospital when a deadly terrorist attack occurs? In the program, we are giving an idea of a government hospital, in a crisis situation like this, what happens to doctors, nurses, junior doctors, other medical personnel and front-line workers. I think it’s an interesting perspective to explore, in a story, on the medical community. “
On the show, Konkona Sen Sharma plays the character Chitra Das. Sharing more details about her character, she said: “Chitra is the director of social services at the hospital, she is not a doctor, although she has a medical history. But under the circumstances, she, like everyone else, is trying to do her best, beyond her ability to handle a crisis like that, where so many injured bodies are arriving that demand immediate attention to save lives.
“But when it comes to her personality, she is full of doubts because of her personal life, the struggle she has. That is the character’s journey ”, Konkona Sen Sharma
Directed by Nikkhil Advani, the web series takes place in the emergency room of a government hospital and shows how the medical community is constantly fighting to save lives when the deadly terrorist attacks on 11/26 occurred in the city of Mumbai in 2008.
The show also features Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, Mrunmayee Deshpande, and Prakash Belawadi, among others.
On the whole experience of filming the show and learning about the condition of the doctors in great detail, Konkona Sen Sharma said: “One of the reasons I am proud to be a part of the show is that this is our way of paying tribute to the Frontline workers, after the pandemic there is a new respect we have for doctors and real frontline workers. Now when I visit a government hospital, I will have more information about how they work, more respect and empathy for doctors and frontline workers. “
‘Mumbai Diaries: 11/26’ will launch on Amazon Prime Video on September 9.
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