Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Jeetu Malkani, who played the character of Pranay in Kahanii Ghar Ghar Kii, was kicked out of the show because he could not act, or that is what a local entertainment tabloid said. Apparently, his performance was wooden, and he did nothing to improve it.
The real story, apparently, is that Jeetu was down with jaundice, and his ill-health stemmed from the hectic shooting schedules. "The doctor warned me to not to shoot at least for 15 days and advised bed rest," he says, "but the production team did not allow that, and I was called to shoot on the third day. Since then my health has deteriorated." He adds that he was told that he would have to shoot between 6 am and 11 am, but the production unit made him wait till 6 pm. He had a temperature of 104 degrees later that day.
"I was not even aware of my dialogues and I was just repeating was the writer asked me to. My condition was so bad that I was vomiting while delivering my lines," says Jeetu. He then took a few days off, but his condition did not improve. Finally, it was Ekta Kapoor's assistant, Tanushree, who told him that he had been replaced. "I did not have any objection because I know that there are time limits and deadlines," Jeetu insists, "but all these reports in the tabloid are false."
The actor adds, "I have sent all my blood reports from June till now to the production house as I am very particular about such things."
Jeetu is currently recuperating, and hopes to take up some good projects soon.