Prachi Tehlan who is seen playing the parallel lead as Arzoo in STAR Plus’ on-going show, Diya Aur Baati Hum, is seen battling against her fear of lizards on screen. The production was very well aware about her dislike for lizards, they decided to use a live lizard for the shot without informing her.
According to the scene, Arzoo was supposed to get scared and start screaming on seeing a lizard in her room. In order to get actual reactions, the production decided to keep mum about the use of a real lizard for the shot.
A very petrified Prachi says, “When I was told about the shot, I was very nervous as I have a fear of lizards. The production team played really smart and did not inform me about the use of a real lizard. Everything happened within minutes and I barely had the time to process anything. Once the camera started rolling, I was so shocked on seeing a real lizard, I did not ask for a cut and decided to give natural reactions as it would look more genuine on screen. All my emotions were real at that point of time. I’m happy in a way as this trick helped me give my best shot for the scene.”
Watch Prachi Tehlan as Arzoo from Monday to Saturday at 9.00pm only on STAR Plus.