Shaleen Bhanot, who was recently filming an action sequence in Umergaon, Gujarat for his ongoing mythological show, hurt his eye during one of the shooting schedules. When the swelling did not subside, he had to return to Mumbai and get it treated. The TV actor, however, feels that the injury could have been much worse. “Luckily, I moved after the first blow. Had I not, I would have been hit really hard, and suffered a major injury. The gada (mace) hit me just below my eye, and it was painful and scary,” says Shaleen, adding, “I actually don’t know what went wrong. Perhaps my co-star miscalculated the distance and accidentally hit me on my face. I blacked out.”
The production unit panicked, and immediately got the actor some medical attention. They were shooting outdoors with cranes and other paraphernalia, but the team decided to wrap up the shoot after the accident. “The director told me to pack up and rest. I insisted that we continue the shoot, and that, if need be, I’d go [to the hospital],” says Shaleen, who put an ice pack on his eye, and shot for few hours after that. However, the swelling didn’t decrease. And so he returned to Mumbai for a check-up. “My producers were kind enough to give me a two-day break,” says the actor, who resumed work on April 22.