BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: We all know how beautiful Celina Jaitly is. So, we can well imagine how would a new actor, Azhar Khan, feel when he was about to shoot an intimate scene with her on the set of Season’s Greetings, directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
Well, according to sources from the set, the actor was on no salt diet for two months to shoot a love making scene with Celina. And he fainted after the shot due to low blood pressure. According to a source from the production team, the actor was on strict diet for two months before the schedule. He wanted to look perfect on screen. “The director decided to shoot the dialogue portion post love making scene first, and then at night he had planned to shoot the love making. So Azhar decided to skip his diet and sipped very little liquid. Though we kept insisting that he should eat, but he was adamant that he will eat after packup. The shoot got extended by two hours, that’s when he was feeling uneasy,” said the source.
Incidentally, it was a steady cam shot for which cinematographer Pravatendu Mondal and all women crew members were only allowed inside the room. We had a intimacy scene supervisor on the set who would make sure the safety of male and female actors. After the shot when Azhar almost fell unconsciously on the sofa, they realized that his blood pressure dropped.
“Celina immediately called for some dark chocolates from her suite and gave glucose water,” the source added.
When asked Azhar said, “That’s true. I was not feeling well as I thought that we would wrap the scene first thing in the morning and then I can have my meals. But when Ram Kamal sir decided to break the scene into morning and night, I knew that I am in for trouble. But I didn’t want to compromise on my scene and my look. I have really worked hard for 50 days to achieve that body, and I couldn’t allow to get it affected for just couple of hours. I remember how Celina shared grilled fish from her meal and asked me not to starve. Being such a big star she treated me as equal and helped me a lot in my scenes.”
Season’s Greetings is a tribute to late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh and is streaming on Zee5. It marks the return of Celina post marriage and motherhood and coincidentally, the film, which also stars Lillette Dubey, revolves around a mother and daughter relationship. Lillette plays the role of mother, while Celina plays the role of daughter.
Recently, Celina shared the trailer of Season’s Greetings on Instagram seeking the love and blessing of the audience as she returns to cinema.
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