Nora Fatehi shocked her fans when the trailer of Bhuj: The Pride of India showed a large, bloody gash on her forehead. Now, the actress reveals that the gash wasn’t a result of some brilliant makeup skills or prosthetics but it was an actual wound that she had suffered during the shoot. Nora says that the wound came about when a co-star’s gun accidentally hit her in the face and the makers decided to use it in a shot.
“We were shooting for an action sequence and the director wanted to shoot the scene in a single take with one camera, hence my co-actor and I rehearsed the action choreography wherein he holds a gun to my face and I flick the gun out of his hands to start beating him up,” Nora told a leading daily.
“It went perfect in our rehearsals which was literally five minutes before the take, however, when we started rolling the actual take, the coordination was off and the actor accidentally threw the gun to my face, due to which the end of the metal gun, which was by the way, really heavy, hit my forehead causing an injury and blood gushing out,” she added.
Such accidents often happen on sets and this wasn’t the only one that Nora suffered. “Later that day, we shot for another action scene, it was a chase sequence which demanded running, action and fast-paced movements. During the shoot, I fell, injuring my fingers really badly, because of which I had to wear a sling throughout the shoot. In all, it was a physically tough sequence, wherein I got hurt a lot as I executed all my scenes myself without any stunt double, but I wear my scars with pride as it offered me an outstanding learning experience that I’d cherish for a lifetime,” she said.
Bhuj: The Pride of India is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and also stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Sharad Kelkar.