Star Plus’ magnum opus Aarambh’s lead actress Karthika Nair, who plays the pivotal role of Devsena reportedly met with an accident on the set of the show while performing an action sequence.
Karthika plays a warrior princess in the show, hence she needs to perform daredevil stunts. During one stunt, she was tied to a harness when the harness rope slipped and she fell down fracturing her foot.
While talking to an entertainment portal, the actress confirmed the news of slipping from the harness and falling down. The actress also stated that she injured her ankle and got plaster for next three weeks. Despite of her injury, Karthika continued shooting as she didn’t want to hamper the shoot.
The Southern beauty spoke to Indianexpress.com and said, “Yes, I fractured my foot while performing a stunt. I am still in pain but I couldn’t let the shoots to get hampered and thus I am on sets. The team has been really cooperative and I am taking rest during breaks.”
She tweeted a picture of her foot and wrote, “Enroute shoot.. with a fractured foot!Devasena cant be tamed.”(sic)
Enroute shoot.. with a fractured foot!
Devasena cant be tamed..☠ pic.twitter.com/u9YQWGFbHV
— Karthika(DEVASENÂ) (@KarthikaNair9) August 10, 2017
Shared a source from the show, “It was a freaky accident. Karthika has been doing stunts for quite some time and has become a pro. Sadly that day, her harness rope slipped and she fell down. It was really professional on her part to get back on sets even with the plaster. She has been shooting with us every day and without any complaints.”
— Karthika(DEVASENÂ) (@KarthikaNair9) August 13, 2017
Karthika on her part told us, “I have never been injured as much as I have for this show, some injury every other week. The show requires all the actions, and I am proud of having performed every one of it.”
Karthika has been performing stunts since day one of Aarambh. Earlier, she had even performed combat scenes on an elephant. It’s unfortunate that the actress slipped and injured herself.
‘Aarambh Kahani Devsena Ki’ is known for its lavish sets and fight sequences. The story of the magnum opus is written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad of ‘Bahubali’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ fame. It stars Rajneish Duggal, veteran actress Tanuja in prominent roles.
Get well soon, Karthika.