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It was extremely difficult for me to shoot the smoking scenes in ‘Black Widows’: Nikhil Bhambri

Black Widows, Nikhil Bhambri

As I had never smoked before, I had to give a lot of retakes to get the shot right.

Nikhil Bhambri who essays ‘Jahaan Sardesai’ in ZEE5’s ‘Black Widows’ is all set to showcase his new avatar in the series. The actor learnt a lot while shooting with co actors like Mona Singh, Swastika Mukherjee, Shamita Shetty, Sharad Kelkar, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Raima Sen, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Aamir Ali. The actor who just returned from Kolkata says, “He had a torrid time while filming smoking scenes.”

Talking about the same the actor said, “My character is a smoker and in real life I am a non-smoker. It was extremely difficult for me to shoot the smoking scenes. As I had never smoked before, I had to give a lot of retakes to get the shot right. Also, during a lot of shots, I coughed and had to redo it. I had to smoke almost 10-15 cigarettes a day.”

Adding further he said, “The excessive smoking took a toll on my health and the next day I used to have a bad stomach upset and vomiting. It seemed like the entire energy had been drained out of me, but still I continued with my shoot and completed my scenes.

Director Bisra and the entire crew were very supportive and understanding which also helped in the shoot going smoothly.

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