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Madhur Bhandarkar has fallen ill due to severe exhaustion and stress. This comes as a result of non-stop shooting schedule of Fashion which has taken its toll on the filmmaker's body. Shooting for the film has been on for close to two months now and the last few days have been quite strenuous for everyone involved with the film since Bhandarkar has been shooting for 19-20 hours a day.
"That's ok, it happens. There are tough days like this in every profession, be it the world of films or anywhere else. All the actors and the crew are quite passionate about the film and understand that hard work is only making Fashion a special film", says Madhur while trying to get a point across that he won't let his ill health get on top of him.
"Kya faayda zyaada sochne ka, usse sabka morale down hota hai (There is no use thinking much about ill health or otherwise, it unnecessarily gets the morale down of the cast and crew). Better way out would be to carry on with your work", says Madhur with a wry smile.
But isn't he thinking about taking a couple of days off at least? Since he is the co-producer of the film as well along with UTV, he can take that much liberty at the least isn't it?
"Arrey, that's not the issue. But the fact is that there are so many combination dates involved. Current shooting schedule involves each of the three ladies i.e. Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut and Mughda Godse. A minor slip from my end would make everyone's dates go haywire. Moreover, the current schedule has to be wrapped up fast since Priyanka would be off to Miami soon for the shoot of Dostana while Kangana too would be required for Raaz 2 which is coming on floors", divulges Madhur.
What are the plans for the remaining part of the shoot? "We should be wrapping up what we are currently working on by March beginning. We resume again in the month of May."
What happens in the meanwhile? "There is no breather yaar. From the sets it would be back to the editing room. Me and my technical crew would utilize this month or so to edit the portions we have shot and work on other post production areas", informs the film makers.
Looks like Madhur Bhandarkar's spirit would knock off the stress and ill health would soon be history all by itself. Best of luck.