Shahid Kapoor was shooting in Dehradun for his next Batti Gul Meter Chalu since last month. However, a viral infection has compelled the actor to cut short his Dehradun schedule and return to Mumbai.
Wife Mira Rajput Kapoor and daughter Misha, who had joined him at the shoot of the Batti Gul Meter Chalu recently, have been under the weather since last week. It was during the shoot of a courtroom scene earlier this week that Kapoor, who had a sore throat then, complained of uneasiness.
“Shahid was feeling unwell but continued with the shoot nonetheless. His sore throat got aggravated as he had to deliver a dialogue in a high pitch. By Tuesday, he was down with high fever. It was then that the doctor recommended that he take rest. He was also advised to not strain his vocal cords. So, the shoot was canceled for the day,” says the insider.
“Worried about the schedule amiss owing to his health, Shahid insisted on resuming the shoot after a day’s rest. However, when his health deteriorated on Wednesday the producers compelled him to fly back to Mumbai and take adequate rest”, further added the insider. Shahid barely had three days of work left on this schedule.
Next schedule of the film, which revolves around the issue of electricity theft, is slated for the first week of April. Shahid, Mira, and Misha returned to the city last evening. A source close to the actor informs, “He has a viral infection and has been advised to rest it out this week”.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu also stars Shraddha Kapoor as the lead and Yami Gautam in a pivotal role.