The Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji actress has been embroiled in a lot of controversies over the past few weeks. However, the actress never clarified her stand. So what is it that really happened? Lets hear the truth from the actress herself…
Shraddha Das' upcoming Bollywood flick Zid has got her into a lot of controversy. The actress opened up a few days back that she was physically assaulted by the parallel lead actress Mannara, who is Priyanka Chopra's cousin. So what was it that actually happened on the sets? Here's a first person detailing of the event just as it occurred.
Then I got in touch with Shraddha to hear her side of the story, she said, " The scene was supposed to start with Mannara pushing me on the stairs. The action director had informed her to push me lightly, but she didn't. When I fell hard on the stairs I got up and told her to take it a bit easy. I thought that she is new and she wouldn't know and thus didn't react too much. She said she would be soft but right the very next shot she became aggressive and started hitting me hard. I tried to stop her but she wouldn't and I too in the flow kept on shooting and defending myself till the time the director shouted cut. The action director and me pleaded Mannara to maintain eye contact while fighting and be a bit light on the action, but she never paid heed. She always used to say yes off-screen but never used to do her own while the shot was on. I managed somehow to save myself, but later on when there was a scene where we were to fight with sticks, she just went all out. We were supposed to shoot the fight sequence with rubber and thermocol sticks, but Mannara picked up a real bamboo stick and started fighting. It hit me just above the right eye and that was it. I couldn't take anymore and started screaming and I had to be taken to the hospital and the day was called off. However hurt I was, I decided to report for shooting the next day with a swollen eye. The scene required me to hang wherein a rope tied me from the top. She was supposed to hit me very lightly on the chest. Mannara just went crazy and kicked me so hard right below the chest. That too she was wearing heels. You can imagine how much it hurt me. At the end of the fight sequences I was left with more than 30 blood clots on my body."
So what I was more intrigued as to why she didn't report all of that then and why she did it now just before the film released. Shraddha says, "All of this happened in the first three days of the shoot and I didn't want to say anything because no one would listen to me as I am a nobody in Bollywood. Also, I was afraid that if I told anything against then the makers might just recast me and take someone else for the project." Now that speaks up a lot about outsiders in the film industry and how much they are scared to lose one project which they have gained out of their own merit and not by any family lineage.
Shraddha has garnered more eyeballs with her fight with Priyanka Chopra’s cousin sister Mannara, than she has with all her films put together. I hope Zid proves to be a turning point in her acting career as well and not just keep her as a controversy queen. After all we already have a deluge of controversies in B-Town. I am sure we wouldn't want another one. Mutual thoughts?
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