News|December 20, 2010 10:11 pm

Nightmare Scene for Salman & Asin


Salman Khan and Asin had never imagined that simple scene could turn into a nightmare! Yes, that’s true; both actors had to hang from a tree for three days for their next forthcoming flick, Ready. Directed by Anees Bazmi, Ready has a simple jungle sequence to be in Goregaon’s Film City but it turned nightmare for them.

The scene revolves around Asin being lost in a jungle, and scampering up a tree, with Khan following suit. A source says,

“Both Salman and the director were not sure if Asin could carry it off. Climbing a high tree is not quite what you’d expect a heroine to do, especially since this was a massive tree with sprawling branches. One look at the size of the tree and the director decided to use a duplicate for Asin and Salman.”

But Asin trying to be perfectionist, did the scene on her own. A source continued,

“She insisted on doing the dangerous scene herself. Salman looked at her as if she was crazy. He finally said, ‘Lady, you have balls of  steel. A harness was attached to her shoulders, and she was lowered on to the tree. Salman had no choice but to follow suit.”

“The unit had not anticipated disruptions and distractions from other film units that were shooting in the jungle. Suddenly there was a funeral procession that passed under the tree, and that had Salman and Asin crack up.”

Many other distractions too brought the shooting to a grinding halt.

So exhausted were the two actors that the shoot had to be cancelled. Asin’s shoulders were numb because of the pressure from the harness.

Asin also confirmed the story and stated,

“Salman and I were shooting on top of a tree for three days. Was it dangerous? I don’t care! It is my childhood fantasy to climb a tree.”

That’s a heavy price to pay to see your fantasy come true!

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