Actors generally work crazy hours, often waking up before sunrise and shooting until late into the night. Such gruelling hours often result in sleep deprivation, insomnia and a general decline in their health. However, most actors take it in their stride and even end up looking more radiant than most of us who get our daily quota of shut-eye.
Sonakshi Sinha, who is currently shooting for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 with Akshay Kumar in Muscat, is learning the hard way to deal with Bollywood work hours.
The actor had some trouble waking up in the wee hours of the morning for her shoot. Since the weather in Muscat is really humid and it caused problems while shooting, Akshay, along with director Milan Luthria came up with a plan to report to work at the break of dawn. They shot in the mornings between 6 and 10 am, before the heat and humidity got overpowering, followed by a break. They would resume shooting at 3 in the afternoon and wrap up by 7 every evening.
To report for the 6 o’clock shoot, Sonakshi would have to wake up at 3 am to get dressed and have her make-up in place. And waking up at that unearthly hour was troublesome for the actor, who had long working hours and lack of rest.
Milan confirms Sonakshi’s predicament saying, “It was very difficult in the beginning. It seemed like quite a task initially, but then it all fell into place. Sonakshi is one of the most sporting actors I have worked with. She smiled through it all and even landed on the sets on time.”