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Manoj Bajpai to narrate Discovery docu on Covid-19,.


New Delhi, July 7 (HS) Actor Manoj Bajpai will narrate the documentary "Covid-19: India's War Against the Virus" in Hindi to be aired on Discovery Plus. The documentary will give a rare glimpse of the steps taken by the country against the Corona virus. In this documentary, information related to the corona virus epidemic at the global and Indian level will be given. Also, the steps taken after the first case of Covid-19 in Kerala in the month of January will be highlighted.

The documentary records a video during lockdown and maps across the country to show the story through interviews with subject matter experts, front line workers, patients, migrant workers, and others working tirelessly behind the scene of this deadly disease.

The documentary also highlights the technology being used to combat the Corona virus. Bajpai will give his voice in Hindi while writer-director Gautam Vasudev Menon narrate it in Tamil. Bajpai said,  “Meaningful cinema, meaningful projects have always endeared me, and I believe specials like ‘COVID-19: India’s War Against The Virus’ are relevant not just for today but will continue to engage our future generations as well”.

The documentary, also available in English, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali, will drop exclusively on the Discovery Plus app on July 16. It will also air on Discovery Channel and Discovery Channel HD on July 20.

Megha Tata, managing director-South Asia, Discovery, said the documentary was a way to help Indian audiences understand deeper perspectives on the pandemic. “There’s more at work than what meets the eye as new challenges unfold every day with pandemic raging fire; our attempt is to bring it all together with a line-up of prominent experts and officials to provide a comprehensive view for our discerning audiences.

Discovery Plus has explored stories related to the pandemic in three other documentaries – “Invisible Killer”, “Pandemic Covid-19” and “The Zoo: Covid-19 & Animals”.

Hindusthan Samachar / Radha Tiwary