Although it’s commonly known that making a movie is not easy, many a time the process is not complete without any hiccups. So much so that Murphy’s oft-quoted law- When something’s gotta go wrong, it will- seems apt for Bollywood. That’s something the cast and crew of Players realised when they landed at Murmansk, Russia, late in the evening on April 23. Reason: Sikander Kher’s luggage was nowhere to be found.
It is believed that the luggage didn’t even reach Istanbul, where the team halted on the way from Mumbai to Russia, a few days ago. A unit member from the Abbas-Mustan directed film attributed the loss of Sikander’s baggage to confusion. “Something, not known to us yet, went wrong. Probably the goof-up happened at Mumbai itself, from where we started on the flight to St. Petersburg via Istanbul,” he said.
Naturally, the actor was in a fix because they were to start shooting the following morning and he didn’t have the appropriate outfits.
That’s when the film’s hero and his childhood buddy Abhishek Bachchan offered help and his wardrobe. Initially reluctant, Sikander gave in to his friend’s convincing reasoning soon enough.
“At first, Sikander said he’d shop for some outfits till they could get the replacement in another couple of days. But Abhishek insisted that he pick some of his own clothes to wear for the shoot for the time being. He also said he too would check from his end about Sikander’s lost luggage,” elaborates the crewmember.
In response to our query on his friend’s lost luggage, the Dum Maaro Dum star replied with a text message saying, “There was some confusion, and so Sikander’s bags didn’t reach. All’s well here now.” As for offering to share his wardrobe, all he was willing to say was: “What are friends for?”
Fortunately, Sikander got his two bags delivered to him at Murmansk at his hotel room on Wednesday. We tried contacting the actor, but he didn’t reply to our text messages. Hopefully, he hasn’t lost his mobile phone.