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Ali Fazal on release of Mirzapur season 2: We can feel the eyes on us

Ali Fazal has opined that one has to be smart and fall prey to the fear. 

After dubbing for a few episodes of Mirzapur 2 from home, the entire cast of the show recently re-united for a dubbing season in a studio. The lead actor Ali Fazal took to social media and shared a glimpse of their reunion.

In the photo, along with Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Harshita Gaur and few other members can be seen donning masks and maintaining social distancing. Vikran Massey is nowhere to be seen in the photo, it gives us a hint that he would not be a part of Mirzapur season 2.

Talking about getting back to work, Ali Fazal stated, “We had dubbed a few episodes before the lockdown, so we picked up from where we left off. It was great to be back because this has been an unusually long break. We shot for the show long back, so it took us some time to get back into the groove. Each actor usually comes individually, but the one time we met was when our times clashed. The studios are on point about their hygiene, so it allows one artiste at a time. So we walked into a pre-sanitised studio. The instructions are given from the other side. Dubbing is a system that was already an isolated job.”

The first season of Mirzapur released way back in 2018. It showcased the world of drugs, guns, lawlessness and rule of mafia dons in Uttar Pradesh. The first season of Mirzapur ended on a dramatic cliffhanger which left millions of fans yearning for more.

The second season of Mirzapur was scheduled to release on Amazon Prime Video in earlier this year but due to Coronavirus it got postponed indefinitely. Acknowledging that there is a pressure on the cast of Mirzapur 2 to deliver again, Ali Fazal said, “We were always the underdogs and there was always immense love from the audience. But now the show is considerably delayed because of the circumstances posed by the pandemic. Through the lockdown, fans have been after us. We can feel the eyes on us, and I hope the audience is a little generous. Such great content has come out in the last one year that I will be very proud of being part of Amazon’s legacy.”

At a time when Bollywood actors are restricting themselves to resume shoots fearing COVID-19, Ali Fazal has opined that one has to be smart and fall prey to the fear.

“I am rather happy going to work. We cannot fall prey to fear or that’s the end of us as we know it. Nothing can come out of fear. We need to be smart, healthy and simply cautious,” he concluded.

Produced by Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani, the first season of Mirzapur had Pankaj Tripathi, Rasika Duggal, Vikrant Massey, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Divyendu Sharma playing important roles.

Mirzapur season 2 is likely to be released by the end of August this year.

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