Known best for her kickass action scene in Baby, Taapsee Pannu, otherwise infallible with stunts, got severely injured while shooting a car crash scene for her upcoming rom-com Dil Juunglee, which also stars Saqib Saleem.
In one of the more dramatic yet hilarious scenes in the film, the entire cast had to be in a car. After driving for some time, the car had to crash into a river and start sinking. It was while the car flew across the air into the river that Taapsee sustained her injuries. She recounts, “The accident happened when the car was roped mid-air and we were trying to shoot a sequence where we are trying to come out of a car which is drowning. It was hung with ropes and it was partly dipped in water as well. And we were supposed to get out of the sunroof of the car and that is when my side of the door of the car flung open unexpectedly. I lost balance and fell down partly because I was hanging on to the door. I bruised my entire right calf very badly. I had to take tetanus injection and the shoot was halted for a couple of hours as the doctor was called to check on me. It looked like a bad accident because there was a lot of blood loss and it was difficult to control bleeding.”
Unit hands confirm that it was a close shave for the actress. Fortunately, the paramedics were on standby to provide her with immediate and adequate medical assistance. She even finished the remaining shots for that day after being treated. That’s some commitment and dedication. Atta girl!
Dil Juunglee is directed by Aleya Sen and presented by Pooja Entertainment. The film, produced by Deepshikha Deshmukh and Jackky Bhagnani, is slated to release on March 9, 2018.