In a conversation with IANS, Ashutosh Rana shared that he was convinced with the idea of making Bheed in black and white and said that one cannot show a tragedy in color. He related the entire idea with the Big Bang theory. He also shared his perspective on the lockdown and who turned out to be the real heroes during the times of adversity.
"If you learn about the Big Bang, you will understand that there was first darkness. Then, an explosion happened and light started to spread. So, the story of creation and destruction that happens in our lives begins with 'shvet' and 'shyam' (white and black). When we cross this catharsis of black and white, our world finally becomes a rainbow. The colours come and the indigo is formed."
Rana shared how he felt when he listened to the script for the first time: "I felt that this was about a tragedy that affected not just India, but the entire world. This human race that dreams of controlling nature and the whole universe was forced to stop moving by this invisible Coronavirus. This was such a huge thing. We can deal with problems that we can see but we cannot fix those problems that cannot be seen."
"This film does not show the story of just one person. It is a film about an event. It is a film about a disaster and the conflict between disaster and faith. Whenever such a calamity happens, our faith is also shaken. At the same time, our faith also wakes up when something like this happens. This is everyone's story," he added.
Talking about his character in the movie and the kind of dilemma that he faced which many went through, especially the police officials during the lockdown period, he shared, "This character of inspector Yadav is based in the area in which police barricades were set up during the lockdown. It comes under his jurisdiction. He wants to obey the law and he also wants to respect human emotions. But if he tries to respect them, there is a risk that the law would be violated. He is stuck in a conflict between punishment and human sensibilities. He knows that if people are hit with sticks, then he would be sacrificing his human emotions."