Ishita Ganguly sustains injuries while shooting for Draupadi’s cheer haran in ‘RadhaKrishn’
Undoubtedly, Draupadi’s cheer haran is one of the most disturbing chapters in the Mahabharat. And, Ishita Ganguly, who plays Draupadi in the mythological show, ‘RadhaKrishn’, got so involved with the scene that she sustained injuries while shooting for it. The actress has now taken a day off to take rest and recuperate.
Talking exclusively to BT, she says, “It was an exhausting sequence, shot in a span of three days. I was completely drained out by the end of it. I lived the journey of Draupadi, as she was dragged by Dusshasan from her room to the sabha (Hastinapur assembly). My wig came off four-five times, and I sustained injuries on my legs and left shoulder. Not just me, even my co-actor Ankit Gulati, who plays Dusshasan, got injured. I was so immersed in the character that I retaliated to Dusshasan’s assault, and he sustained nail injuries. With all the safety protocols being followed (owing to the COVID-19 pandemic), the shoot became even more challenging.”
She adds, “Of course, the production house had taken all precautions for the shoot. I was wearing knee-pads, but I guess this is what happens when you shoot for a sequence so passionately. I couldn’t even walk by the end of the scene.”
But, Ishita has no complaints. She says that the pain has been worth it. “It’s every actor’s dream to re-enact such iconic sequences, and I am fortunate that I have been chosen for the part. I am grateful to the producers — Siddharth Kumar Tewary and Rahul Tiwari — for granting me this opportunity. My injuries are a small price to pay, because the scene has turned out so well. Everyone has worked hard for it,” she signs off.