The prime time show on Star Plus, Sangam
will soon go thro’ a major twist as the key character of Shekar
, played by Rajesh Shringarpure
will be killed.
But the cast and crew of Sangam
were left clueless as Rajesh refused to
shoot his cremation scene. The buzz around is that that actor was
feeling really uncomfortable to lie on the pyre and even after
continuous requests from the production house i.e. Fox Studios, the
actor stood his ground.
Was it a superstition that prevented Rajesh
from enacting this scene or was it some sort of fear?
Telly Buzz tried
to quiz the actor to come clear with what he felt. “I refused to shoot
the scene not because of any superstition, or not because I feel it is
not auspicious to lie on the pyre. There is no specific reason for my
denial, but my conscience did not permit me to enact the scene on that
particular day”, clarified Rajesh.
He then adds on to say, “This does
not mean that I will never lie dead; in fact, I have shot many times in
my career lying on the pyre. But somehow, I did not feel like doing it
When asked Ashish Khurana, the Director
the show, he says, “I really do not know what happened during that
particular shoot. But I heard that Rajesh did speak to the creative
team and requested them not to call him for this particular shoot. He
is a very good actor, so I guess he had some reason for not doing it.
As a director, I had to shoot this scene, so we used a body double
wherein Shekar’s body is placed on the pyre and his brother Saagar,
played by Chaitanya Choudhury comes and cries over the dead body and
then lights the pyre”.
You may never know, probably Rajesh
got really sad that his character was dead and gone in the serial, and
hence refused to shoot!!
Reporter: Ranjini Nair
Author: Srividya Rajesh