Arushi Nishank: I am using the lockdown to prepare for my next project ‘Tarini’
After the shoot of her music video that released recently, actor, producer, and Kathak dancer Arushi Nishank is keeping herself busy with the preparation for her next film, ‘Tarini’, a story of six Indian women Navy officers who embarked on the journey of the world onboard the Indian Navy’s INSV Tarini. “This lockdown has given me and the entire team of the movie more time to focus on story development.
We’ve been sharing our creative inputs, and as an artist, I am using this time to work on my skills. I am working to understand where I stand at present as an artist and where I would want to be. With so much going around us due to the pandemic, it is tough to stay positive, but I think working on this project and using this time to work on myself as an artist is really helping me,” says Arushi, who is spending time with her family at her Delhi home at present.
“After a long time, we all are together and can actually spend time over lunch and dinner. I also got a chance to celebrate the success of my video ‘Wafa Na Raas Aayee’ with my family. We shot the music video in January in Kashmir. My family was of course stressed because I was traveling and shooting during the pandemic.
It was challenging, but as a crew, we all took extreme precautions while shooting and I am happy that our hard work paid off and we got a good response for the music video,” she adds.
Arushi, who has over 18 years of experience as a Kathak dancer, says that before she starts shooting for ‘Tarini’, she would want to work to create an online platform for artists who have suffered during the pandemic and have no source of income. “Stage and audience are an important part of an artiste’s lives.
With no live shows and performances happening for over a year now due to the pandemic, there are many artists who are suffering, and not all of them have an option of doing something online. I would want to work on an online platform for those artists. We all need to come together to help these creative people, who are immensely talented and are an inspiration to so many youngsters,” says Arushi.