The entire cast of director Priyadarshan's forthcoming comedy De Dhana Dhan had been shooting non-stop underwater at Film City here for two weeks and most of them are unwell.
"Though the water is clean, it isn't exactly the aqua-blue swimming pool water. And it's taking its toll on all of us. We're coughing, huffing and wheezing," said a member of the cast on condition of anonymity.
Katrina Kaif, who left the shooting for two days to be in Singapore, rejoined the unit recently. She has been down with a severe cold and cough for a fortnight now and has been on antibiotics.<b1>
Suniel Shetty, who is cast opposite Sameera Reddy in the film, admits the cast has been shooting underwater for two weeks.
"But the water is clean. It's been disinfected every day. Priyan is very clear about that. But it isn't easy. I mean I love the water and swimming. But this is tough. These underwater sequences being shot at Film City are supposed to be part of the sequences in Singapore. We'll be shooting the rest of the sequences there," said Suniel.
Added another cast member: "Though it is very difficult being underwater for hours, we have a lot of fun. It's Priyan's film and nobody questions his vision, but we could do with a break."