Zee’s Banoo Main Teri Dulhann is entering its best phase wherein Amar and Divya join hands to seek revenge against Sindoora. The highpoint of the episode on September 9th will be that Amar who falls from the 10th floor of a multi-storey building will get flashes of his past-life as he falls!!
Sharad feels that the usage of a body double here would not have given a realistic feel to the scene. “The most scary part was that I had to jump from the building and land into a moving truck below. So this needed me to be very sharp and timing was the key here. Our action master taught me the jump and this helped me a lot”, quips the actor.
On the mental preparation needed for the scene, Sharad states “I had to be at ease mentally. I rehearsed for the scene 3-4 times; I was very jittery mainly because I am scared of heights. I also have the Vertigo problem which makes my head swing when I stand at a height. But all’s well that ends well, as I managed to do the scene with cables tied over me. Now that, I am done with it, I can say that I had great fun”.
Sharad Malhotra took few blows on his body in the fight that ensued before the fall. “I had tube lights hit on my chest, bottles broken on my head and even a hit with a hockey stick on my knees. I would like to mention my director here, Sanjay Ghosh who was very much concerned about my safety while on shoot. The unit took all the precautions needed, and I escaped with just minor scratches and a sprained hand”, avers Sharad as he laughs.
When asked about the phase ahead, wherein he gets up screaming Sindoora’s name the actor states, “There is much more to it. You need to wait and watch”.
Kudos to the brave Sharad Malhotra for giving realistic punches to his scenes!!
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh