And it seems that Rangoon's schedule may get delayed coz of this...
Rangoon has been in the spotlight since it was announced. Earlier people were excited to know who will feature in Vishal Bhardwaj's ambitious Casablanca-inspired love story, then the actor's look made fans drool and now the latest story puts the film in the news again. It seems that yesterday the film, which is set during the Second World War, came to an abrupt halt. Why?
Shahid Kapoor and a Japanese actor were were injured during a fight sequence on the sets of the film. Shahid and Kangana Ranaut were shooting in a bombed out village with a huge convoy of Japanese soldiers when this incident happened.
Yesterday, we revealed to you how Aamir Khan seems to have injured his leg during an action sequence in Ludhiana and now Shahid has injured himself too. It seems it's the injury season and everyone is getting hurt some or the other way. So while shooting for the action sequence for Rangoon, Shahid injured his finger and also developed a fever after getting drenched for over six hours in a rain sequence. Talking to a leading daily, Vishal Bharadwaj mentioned, “We were hoping he'd (Shahid) be back today but I've just got a call from his doctor informing me that his temperature is still high and he won't be able to resume work."
Talking about the injured Japanese actor, he added, "The Japanese actor was hurt in the chest and rushed to the hospital. X-rays revealed a slight inflammation and he has been advised rest. But he's an energetic fighter and will be up and running soon."
Earlier during the first schedule, a noted British actor Richard McCabe shot for Rangoon for around 10 days before returning to London. “He has been diagnosed with pneumonia, but is recovering and will be back soon,“ he revealed.
However, Vishal is happy with the content he has till now. As she said, “Everything we've shot for so far is something you've never seen on screen before. The scale is huge, far bigger than I imagined. At least two-three films on World War 2 come out of the West every year, but this is the first time we will learn about India's involvement in the war. So many soldiers were killed, there are so many graves in Burma."
The film moves to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh next, post which they will shoot in Burma. However, the director is hoping that the injuries don't affect the schedule. As he mentioned,"I hope the recent hitch will not hit this schedule for a six. This delay is already costing us plenty."
We hope Shahid recovers and returns to the shoot soon!
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