When Nikhil Bhambri was slapped 30 times by Mrinmai Kolwalkar on Puncch Beat season 2
The actor recalls a funny incident from the show's shoot
Nikhil Bhambri-starrer Puncch Beat season 2 has been receiving encouraging reviews, but it wasn’t an easy shoot for the cast. Not only did they shoot in sub-zero temperatures, Nikhil was also slapped over 30 times by co-star Mrinmai Kolwalkar (Bansuri) for a particular shot.
Talking about the same, Nikhil recalled, “Though I enjoyed my time during shoot, there was one day which was very difficult. There was a scene where Mrinmai Kolwalkar had to slap me, but there were so many takes that by the end of the scene my cheek was red. To top it off, it was a mid-night shoot and the temperatures were below sub zero as were shooting in Uttarakhand.”
He added, “We gave almost over 30 takes for this one short, every time something or the other would go wrong. To get the scene right I had told her to keep it real so that my reaction comes naturally. She was apologetic by the end of it, but all these things are part and parcel of shoots and was taken in good spirits. Once the shoot was done the entire team sat together and had a good laugh at it.”
Apart from Puncch Beat season 2, Nikhil is shooting for a new project which will be announced soon.