Sidharth Malhotra encounters an accident while his bicycle skates during Kargil's 'Shershaah' schedule
In August, Sidharth Malhotra flew to Kargil to start a Captain's 40-day schedule Vikram Batra biopic, 'Shershaah' . Since then, the actor has completed an important part of the shooting, including 1999 Kargil War sequences Now, a news agency learned that on Saturday, Sidharth encountered an accident while riding a motorcycle in the mountainous terrain.
“After filming, Sid and Shiv (Pandit, co-star) ventured out for a walk when Shiv lost his balance and got off the bike. Sid, who was just behind him, had to apply the brakes because his bicycle skated, which resulted in injuries to the hands and legs, revealed a source close to the development and added that a major accident was avoided since the Duo was wearing helmets and other safety equipment.
Sid and Shiv were soon taken to the nearby army hospital. Despite the accident, Sidharth continued shooting on Sunday, as a team of 150 people was already on board for a crucial scene, for which a massive configuration was put together. It was a rest day for him on Monday, ”the source said and added that the actor will return to action today, after which it will be a summary of the program in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Sidharth reported that the injury will take more than a week to heal. But given the timing and scale of the movie, I didn't have time to recover. Accidents like these happen and cause a little delay in schedules, but I think it could have been much worse. I hope that in the next few days it will be absolutely fine, ”said the actor.
Sidharth admitted that shooting on land like Kargil brings its own challenges. “It's a completely new experience because not many movies have been shot here. We have explored virgin places since we want to be extremely authentic when it comes to war. We have shot in mountains similar to those fought in battles. The rocks were extremely sharp and cannot be controlled. Then, there were security problems while filming action sequences and the team did everything possible to ensure we were comfortable, ”he concluded.