The Lajwanti actresses got injured while shooting
Actress Ankita Sharma who has made her TV debut with Lajwanti on Zee TV recently suffered burns injuries during a key sequence. Apparently, she refused to use a double saying that it would not look authentic.
The current track in Lajwanti focuses on the Lahore riots and Sunderlal (Sid Makkar) and Lajjo (Ankita Sharma) are shown taking shelter inside their shop, which is their source of livelihood. A mob sets the shop on fire and she tries to save it risking her life.
As per reports, the production had suggested the use of a body double due to the risks involved but she was insistent. Ankita was wearing a velvet salwar suit which caused her a lot of discomfort with the intense heat. It led to rashes all over the body and she got burns on her shoulder. She later told an entertainment portal that she was in the best phase of her life, doing what she loved and earning appreciation from the viewers. Ankita wanted the show to look as authentic as possible. She was administered an ice pack and given medication but the rashes are there. The lady signed off saying that if there are some scars, she would say they are scars of achievement. The show, Lajwanti is based on famous novelist Rajinder Singh Bedi’s novel of the same name. It is a love story set in times of the Partition where Lajwanti who is married to Sunderlal has to face questions regarding her chastity after the division of the country. It airs on Zee TV.
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