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No shoots for 12 whole days!

tv Updated: Jun 26, 2012 15:46 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
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Daily soaps usually don’t have a bank of episodes, which is why they need to shoot every day. However in an unprecedented occurance, Shashi and Sumeet Mittal’s hit Star Plus show Diya Aur Baati Hum, didn’t shoot for 12 days at a stretch.

The whole unit, along with the lead actors, Anas Rashid who plays Suraj and Deepika Singh who is Sandhya in the show, had gone to Singapore to shoot part of a story that will air after a month. Because of this, the shooting in Mumbai with the remaining actors was halted. Yet the telecast of the show remained uninterrupted. Mittal admits, “It was a Herculean task to create a bank of episodes to air while we were in Singapore. My team worked hard to generate them in our absence. We have to applaud them for achieving the impossible.”