The crew of Sony TV's Jeet Jayenge Hum has been shooting for a fire sequence of late. The result is that a lot of actors have succumbed to the ill-effects of smoke and heat. The sad situation reached its peak when actor Akhilendra Mishra got so severely ill that he didn't turn up for the shoot today and the whole shoot got canceled as without him nothing could be done.
Sana Shiekh who plays the role of Suman Shukla says, "Yes, it's true that the shoot got canceled today as Akhilendra ji was absent."
When asked if Akhilendra Mishra missed shoot due to the fire sequence that was having a bad effect on his health, Sana confirmed it saying, "Yes, I think it's because of that. Yesterday itself he was telling me that he wasn't able to take the stress of shooting amongst this fire. And we have been shooting in such conditions since the past four nights, can you believe it? In fact, even I have not been spared. My ears, nose and throat all feel blocked. When I swallow I feel a lump in my throat."
We spoke to Nupur Alankar who plays the role of Damayanti Shukla. She too confirms the news saying, "Yes, the shoot got canceled today as Akhilendra Mishra ji didn't turn up for the shoot. He fell ill because of the fire sequence that we've been shooting for from the past few days."
We questioned whether she felt any ill-effects of shooting in such an environment to which she answered, "Haan, mujhe bhi bukhaar jaise ho raha hai do-dinon se (Yes, I too have been feeling feverish since the past two days). But work is work na, we have to do."
If four days of intense fire can have such dire consequences on the actors, then we cannot help wondering about the kids who actually work in such bangle factories…
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose