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Snow-struck: Neil Nitin Mukesh

bollywood Updated: Nov 13, 2011 00:19 IST
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Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh recalls getting stuck in the snow while shooting in Russia for his flick, Players. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is excited about his upcoming Abbas-Mustan thriller, Players, which also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Sikander Kher, Bipasha Basu and Sonam Kapoor. Some part of the film was shot in Russia, where the temperatures are often sub-zero, as it would snow heavily.

Shooting in this climate became very difficult, but since the permissions had been taken and all other arrangements made, it was not possible to reschedule or postpone the shoot. Neil says he did all his stunts, but the climate took a toll on his health and he even got injured. Talking about a particular scene, Neil says “We were shooting in extreme climatic conditions in Murmansk. We could not cancel a single shoot as we were on a tight schedule.”

A source from the sets elaborates, “During an action scene, Neil got stuck in ice rather badly. The unit ran to his rescue and rushed him to the heating zone. He had frost bites and his body temperature had dropped drastically. He had a harrowing time.”