The last five days of the final schedule of Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu had to be cut short in Uttrakhand.The crew has returned to Mumbai without completing the schedule.
Says a source, “The last schedule in Dehra Doon was supposed to be over on 26 March. However Shahid took ill with very high fever. He had to be rushed back to Mumbai on 21 March. The entire unit would have to re-assemble in Dehra Doon for the remaining five days’ remaining schedule.”
Back in Mumbai there is much consternation over Shahid’s viral fever.
A source close to the actor says, “Shahid is very health conscious and has never cancelled even one days’ shooting in his life. He is very upset over the 5-day cancellation of the Batti Gul Meter Chalu schedule. The shooting so far has been a breeze in spite of the huge crowds that collect to gaze at Shahid who is now a 300-crore club after Padmaavat.”
When contacted to comment on the schedule in Dehra Doon being cut short producer Prernaa Arora shrugged it off as a part of the business. “There will be illnesses and sometimes schedules do get postponed delayed and cancelled. No big deal. Shahid is a dream-actor to work with. The way he has transitioned smoothly from his royal role in Padmaavat to the workingclass Everyman inBatti Gul Meter Chalu is a measure of his versatility.Audiences won’t believe it’s the same actor.”