MUMBAI: Actor Akshay Kumar resumed his film shooting on outdoor location and became the first B-town star to resume work amid coronavirus lockdown.
On Monday, Akshay along with filmmaker R. Balki who directed Pad Man, stepped out of their home to shoot an ad campaign for the Indian government.
According to sources, the shoot took place at the Kamalistan studio in Mumbai and the team followed all the required precautions. They ensured hygiene protocols with minimum crew and maximum safety during the shoot.
The production house had followed social distancing norm strictly and had sanitised the complete location before commencing the shoot. Atleast 20 people were seen at the sets, sources said.
Speaking about the shoot for ad-campaign, Balki told media that he and Akshay had shot this ad-campaign for the Government of India to make people aware of their responsibilities post lockdown.
"Things might seem difficult but through this ad, we now know what all precautions need to be taken to shoot in the post-lockdown era. Our producer Anil Naidu made everything seem effortless and we all maintained social distancing", he added.
Since yesterday, several pictures and videos from the sets of the film have been doing the rounds on the Internet in which the whole team, including Akshay and Balki, are seen wearing masks.