Jimmy Sheirgill excited to shoot for web series in the UAE
The actor is starring in a new espionage thriller called 'Line Of Fire'.
Talented, versatile and, according to us, highly underrated actor Jimmy Sheirgill is excited to be shooting his third web series, an espionage thriller called Line of Fire, here in the UAE.
Jimmy, who made his digital debut playing a gangster in Rangbaaz Phirse, and then starred as a morally upright judge in Your Honor, has fond memories of shooting in the UAE. "I've shot three films in the UAE - the last one being Bang Bang with Hrithik Roshan. The sequence was done in Abu Dhabi. I had a great time shooting; I've done a lot of promotions and spent quite a bit of time in the UAE and have always had good memories of the place."
Jimmy was hesitant to reveal anything about his new series, that co-stars Prakash Raj, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Tanuj Virwani, Vijay Raaz, and Tannishtha Chatterjee. "It's a thriller so I would not want to reveal anything as of now. I think once we get the go ahead from the producer and the director and the entire team as to how much we can reveal about the story and the character, then I'll be able to say something."
Jimmy commented on the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and its impact on the film and television industry, saying he hoped the situation was resolved soon and actors could resume shooting. "The restrictions are still on over here in India and international flights haven't yet opened up. The story of Line of Fire and my character are good so I'm looking forward to shooting. Let's hope everything opens up fast so that we can all resume work because we're all excited to work again."
Jimmy has played some memorable roles in Bollywood. How different is it shooting for a web series as compared to a film? He said, "My experience has been exactly the same as shooting a film. The way series are being shot right now - I can at least vouch for the ones I've shot for - if you come on the sets of Rangbaaz Phirse or Your Honor, you would feel as if it's a feature film being shot. It's just that instead of me giving 40 or 45 days for a feature film, I'm probably giving 100 days for shooting these particular projects. I thoroughly enjoyed both the series and I'm looking forward to Line of Fire also because this is an exciting story as well."
We asked him what the future of Bollywood looks like given the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, to which he replied, "While I'm nobody to comment on the future of the industry, I just pray to God that this entire thing gets over soon and that we can resume our shoots. At least till the time we get a vaccine, I think there will be a lot of restrictions in terms of how many people can be on the sets and other rules and regulations that will need to be followed. Let's hope and pray that we find a vaccine soon and all of us can get back to the normal life that we used to lead earlier."
On a parting note, Jimmy said he can't pick any favourite place to visit here in the UAE but he does love travelling to the country in the cooler weather. "I've been all over so I can't think of any one particular place - I just love the UAE, but I like going in the latter half of the year, when the weather starts to become a little nicer. A few times I've shot in the heat of summer; when you're shooting and it's very hot and stuff like that you feel you need to be there in nicer weather, to relax! Visiting in the period between October-November and March is great because of the weather."