We are all guilty of having the notion that being an actor is perhaps, the best job in the world. Well, think again – because it requires an immense amount of hard work which has a chance of intensely affecting your physical as well as mental health.
1. Anushka Sharma for NH10
Anushka Sharma went through an extremely traumatizing situation while filming NH10. This is what she had to say:
“I was in depression when I did the scene of being molested in NH10,” she had said. “Being punched, kicked in stomach and all that, I was just thinking how humans can be this way. We aren’t exposed to so much in life other than reading in newspaper. But to shoot such scenes are extremely traumatizing.”
2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Raman Raghav 2.0
Siddiqui’s role as the brutal serial killer in Raman Raghav 2.0 left him particularly disturbed and devastated from inside. It wasn’t easy for him. Not one bit.
3. Randeep Hooda for Sarabjit
On being asked whether ”Sarabjit’ was his most challenging role so far as an actor, this is what Randeep Hooda had to say:
“I have been equally involved in all my projects, but ‘Sarbjit’ has certainly been a lot more emotionally involving. I had to go through it all over again while dubbing. Dalbir and the family’s struggles are well documented in the media, while Sarabjit’s isn’t. For 23 years, the only reference point we have is one photograph, some letters and a minute-long video with 30 seconds muted, of him confessing his crime when he is looking drugged out. The real challenge was how to go about it as there are no blueprints.”
4. Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab
Udta Punjab has been one of those movies Alia had utmost difficulties filming for. She spoke out about how the gang rape scene in the movie turned out to be here worst nightmare. In fact, while shooting that scene, all she wanted to do was to get the entire scene done and over with as soon as possible and simply head home. So deep was the trauma that she dreaded going back to the set for a mighty long time.
5. Varun Dhawan for Badlapur
According to reports, while shooting for a particular sequence, Varun Dhawan had to break 24 bottles on his body and Varun had to perform the stunt himself. During the sequence, he hurt himself. The crew had suggested Varun Dhawan to take some rest due to the injuries caused. However, Varun refused to do so and decided to carry on with the filming of the movie.
Here’s what the actor had to say:
“Badlapur messed me up and I had gone crazy. So many people around me left me and one of them was my girlfriend.”
6. Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat
Ranveer experienced an extremely tough time while shooting for Padmaavat. He had locked himself up inside his apartment for days in order to get into the skin of Khilji. This affected him so much that his behaviour towards people took twisted turns. He soon had to consult a psychiatrist so as to come back to his normal self.
We can only imagine what actors have to go through in order to perfectly depict a role! Immense respect for them.