Mumbai: Filmmaker Vipul Amritlal Shah has made his first move into the web space with a new medical thriller show ‘Human’. He says that the show is not about Covid, but has highlighted the decades-long medical trials around the world. The show stars Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari and is directed by Vipul Shah and Mozes Singh.
Shah says, “This project has been in the works for almost three and a half years and we did not know about the virus and vaccine at that time. It took us a long time to write because we have tried to simplify the process of human trials. So that viewers can understand it. Today, everyone is aware of what a drug trial means. “
If one feels that the show is set on the journey to find the backdrops and vaccines of the coronovirus epidemic, Vipul clarified that it is not established today. “It’s not about coronoviruses, but about medical trials that have been going on for decades around the world right now. It touches a subject that is huge for humanity and the problem of drug trials is not a recent phenomenon . This is a very important subject for society “,
Hailing from the theater background, Vipul made his directorial debut in 2002 with the thriller film Aankhen, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen and Paresh Rawal. Since then, he has made family dramas and rom-com films. And with Human, he is making a comeback in the thriller space.
The filmmaker said that the show touches a subject which is big for humanity and the problem of drug trials is not a recent phenomenon.
This is my dream project. I used to do this kind of work in theater, and with Human I am back to old roots again. This is my first time on the web space and it is completely opposite to the work done in 20 years of my Hindi film career, ”said the filmmaker.
Regarding the characters in the series, Shah said, “It’s an interesting combo to play these writer-backed roles. It’s a new space for both Shefali and Kirti and you’ve never seen them do something like this before.”
Shooting for the show has started in Mumbai from January 21 and the filmmaker is set to wrap it up within a month. Mozej Singh, who was one of several writers for the show, is also the co-director of Humana with Vipul here and production is done by Sunshine. The show will have its digital premiere soon.