Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Stunt professionals and actors meeting with accidents while enacting risky shots is commonplace but what happened on the sets of Zee TV's upcoming soap "Ardhangini" was absolutely freak.Actress Ritu Vij was seated near the monitor watching the shot she had just given. That's when a rod, stationed nearby and meant for holding a cutter, went off-balance and hit her on the head. "I had just finished my close-up shots when the rod hit me. A lot of blood oozed out," recalls Ritu, who has acted in many serials and has also done advertisement films for Britannia and Good-day.
Luckily, Ritu's brother, a neurosurgeon by profession, was present on the spot watching his sister's shoot. He rushed Ritu to the hospital where she had to be treated with seven stitches. "It was good that my brother was present on the sets. He quickly applied ice to the wound while I was being rushed to the hospital. I got seven stitches," rues the actress.
The day might have been unlucky for Ritu, but for producers Jay and Kinnari Mehtaa having Ritu in the unit is a boon. The relentless actress was back to work the very next day. "Ritu surely is very committed towards her work. The next day was her birthday and we celebrated it by throwing a surprise party," says Kinnari.