For Madhur Bhandarkar, the shooting of his first ever comic outing is well turning out to quite a distressing experience in real life. Even as he is neck deep into the first schedule of Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji which is currently on in Mumbai, his personal life has gone astray due to his mother keeping unwell. Diagnosed with problems related to intestines, she is currently lodged in ICU for last few days.
Says a close friend of Bhandarkar, "For Madhur it is turning out to be a 24X7 schedule. He can't make any changes because the dates for all his star actors are already locked. But then he also wants to be his mother because she is currently under intensive care. So while he is busy shooting the entire day, he is in the hospital during the night. It is taking a toll on his own health."
The comedy starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya and Shruti Hassan didn't have the best of the starts when the first few days of the shooting had to be rescheduled due to rains in Mumbai. Now that the film finally managed to get on floors, the personal trouble of Bhandarkar has resulted in further stress.
The good news is that Madhur's mother is recovering which means a reduction in emotional and physical stress for Bhandarkars.
Continues the friend, "Initially Madhur was quite disturbed with the state of his mother's health. It was during this duration that his wife and sister were pillars of support as they stayed in the hospital during the day time and attended to his mother. Still, he insisted that he is there during the night at the least."
No wonder, the normally upbeat filmmaker is unusually quiet and physically a bit low over the last few days. However, he is keeping a brave face and doing his best to get his actors flex their facial muscles while enacting comic scenes.
Madhur Bhandarkar was unavailable for comment as he was busy shooting