There has been some speculation about why the Varanasi schedule of Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra has been cut short.
And the rumours of the film’s leading lady, Alia Bhatt, being unwell are unfortunately true. “I had an extreme intestinal infection before I left for the Varanasi schedule, and since the shooting was very hectic and the heat was unbearable, things didn’t improve,” the actress reveals.
“We were shooting in the night-time and my body clock went for a toss. Now I’ve been asked to take it easy and to take a break for a little while, let my condition settle to normal and then resume work,” she adds.
To ensure that she is fully rested, Alia is now off to New York for a 10-day break. “Leaving Mumbai is the only way I can get some rest. Work doesn’t stop when one is in Mumbai.”
While in New York, Alia is sure to spend time with her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor; his father Rishi Kapoor has been receiving medical treatments in the Big Apple for the past eight months. Now on the way to full recovery, some fun time with his soon-to-be daughter-in-law is all that the senior Kapoor needs to cheer him up.
Meanwhile, Alia begins shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah in August.