After Sui Dhaaga was announced in October last year, lead actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma had stressed on how they will stay authentic to their respective characters of a tailor and an embroidery artist, and had even learnt sewing ahead of the film's shoot.
As per the report, in his bid to pull off a fight sequence without the aid of a body double, Dhawan had a freak accident and ended up injuring himself on the set in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
A unit hand reveals that the scene in question sees Dhawan's character Mauji engage in a street brawl. The sequence required him to subsequently roll down a flight of stairs. While director Sharat Katariya was of the opinion that a body double perform the stunt, Varun Dhawan insisted on doing the sequence himself.
The source adds, The director clearly told Varun of the risk involved in the scene and tried to dissuade him from attempting the stunt. But Varun was adamant.
Unfortunately, while filming, one of the steps in the staircase gave way and in the process, he sustained injuries on his head, including a gash on the forehead.
Naturally, the shoot was halted for a few hours as the actor needed urgent medical attention.
According to a spokesperson of the production house, "The doctor assured Sharat, Anushka and the crew that Varun's injuries were minor, but recommended bed rest to the actor for the day. However, Varun resumed shooting after resting for a few hours as he didn't want to delay the schedule in any way.”