Actor Karan Kundrra says it is important to ensure entertainment reaches people at a time they are locked in due to the pandemic, which is why it is important to continue shooting amidst strict protocol.
"We all are striving to ensure that the show keeps on going and people who're stuck at home during the pandemic have something to enjoy in their lives," he said.
The actor is currently shooting for the show "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" amid strict hygiene protocols.
"The shoots are happening around the Gujarat border outside Silvassa for quite some time now. We all are staying in a bio-bubble and following Covid-19 protocols as per government directives. There are not many people outside. The cellphone networks are weak here and there are times when we are totally unable to contact anyone, even our parents," Karan said.
The actor recently joined hands with Uday Foundation to help people during the pandemic. He helped people with wellness kits, oximeters, oxygen cylinders, and even medicines related to Covid-19.
Apart from Karan, "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" cast also gets an addition in Shahbaz Khan. He will be essaying the role of Narendra Nath Chauhan, who is the father of Karan Kundra's on-screen avatar, Ranveer.
"The role which has been offered to me is strong and I like to play such characters. In this pandemic and negativity-filled world, this role came as a ray of sunshine for me. So, I just took it," he told IANS.
The actor says he always tried to add his nuances to a role, but it was challenging with this show.
"As an actor whenever I enter a show, I do my best. I try to add my own creative touch to every character. In this show, it is a challenge because all the characters are established and making a mark as a new entrant is not easy," he says.