What happens when duplicates of actors are used for certain scenes? In most cases, shooting progresses as planned, while in some it throws the entire shooting schedule out of gear!
Something similar happened on the sets of Meri Doli Tere Angana recently. Since the lead actor, Gaurav Khanna aka Ruhaan, has other shows in his kitty, the unit of Meri Doli Tere Angana have had to contend with his duplicate for certain scenes. When lead actress Priyamvada, aka Simran, was unable to deliver during a certain 'intimate' sequence, the entire shooting schedule went haywire, resulting in the Producer Rahul Bhatt getting furious.
When asked Priyamvada, the actress said, "While doing intimate
scenes, one definitely prefers the actual person there. We are so used
to performing all sorts of emotional scenes with our co-stars, and
there is a bonding through which we relate to the person. If it was
jsut a casual scene, then it wouldn't have
mattered. But here chemistry was required. And suddenly when an unknown
person is sent and you are asked to do such an intimate scene,
definitely it becomes difficult". It is heard the Priyamvada put her
foot down and pleaded to the producer to get Gaurav to shoot this
particular sequence with her.
Was this just a case of not being able to deliver due to a duplicate or is there more than meets the eye? What say Priyamvada..