Friday, June 01, 2007
Imagine having hilarious people like Sunil Pal, Raju Shrivastav, Ehsaan Qureshi, Tinu Anand, Asif Sheikh, Sanjay Mishra, Sudhir Pandey, Dinesh Hingu, Parag Kansara, Biju Khote and Khayali all together at the same place! In a congregation of such comedians, one can expect nothing, but only a heavy dose of comedy and (mis) happening.
Recently, all these characters were together in a bus that was being driven by Vijay Raj from Mumbai to Goa. All these character were in their full form and Sunil Pal was having a tough time dealing with all the characters as a conductor. Vijay couldn't help, but keep bending back to catch a glimpse of all that was happening in the vehicle behind him.
Now, that certainly invites troubles when the driver of a bus is interested in what is happening behind him rather than ahead of him. Unfortunately, when they were nearing Goa, all the action shifted ahead to the driver. Vijay lost control of the vehicle and the bus slipped off the road, ran into the buses and got stuck there!
The camera was damaged, but the actors escaped unhurt. But what they realized later, gave them goose bumps. Had the bus moved ahead by a few inches, all of them would have fallen in to a valley. Later, Vijay clarified that the bus had run over a small stone and thus lost its balance and he no longer could keep control of the steering.
Sunil Pal was so shocked that he "could not understand whether the incident was comic or tragic one".
Sunil, if you have missed it, it was 100% tragic. You all missed sure death!