Another stumbling block for Padmavati: Deepika Padukone injures back; to be out of action for some time?
Posted by Fenil Seta
Mohar Basu (MID-DAY; April 15, 2017)
Glitches continue to hamper the shoot of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati even as the makers maintain that the costume drama will release in November as per schedule. Buzz from the set in Film City suggests that leading lady Deepika Padukone had to cancel shoot yesterday due to a back injury.
A unit hands informs, “She was suffering from acute pain when she arrived on set. Initially, she started reading her scenes and was going through her costumes. But as the day progressed, she started feeling more uncomfortable. The doctor on set advised her to rest for the next few days and avoid exertion. Her costumes are particularly heavy and she is currently in no state to be wearing them.” It is, however, not clear if the injury was sustained during shoot or triggered by a rigorous workout session earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor, who plays Deepika’s huband, Raja Rawal Ratan Singh, continued to shoot his portions. “Both Shahid and Bhansali understood her situation and agreed to cancel her part in the shoot for the day. She has been advised complete rest for the next three days, along with some neck exercises. She will be back on set only on Monday,” adds the unit hand.
The film’s ongoing schedule has to be wrapped up at the earliest for a mid-November release. The shoot had been suspended for quite a few weeks following two attacks on the set in Jaipur and then near Kolhapur. Now, a thick blanket of security has been thrown around the current set in Film City. We hear Bhansali has been shooting long hours to meet the release deadline. It is, however, not clear if the injury was sustained during shoot or triggered by a rigorous workout session earlier this week
The set of Padmavati in Film City shot yesterday