Actors Shahid Kapoor and Irrfan Khan have had to endure freezing temperatures and gruelling terrain during the stars’ arduous shoot for Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’ in Kashmir.
On Monday, the stars reportedly came under attack by an irate fan.
According to reports, the duo were filming a kidnapping sequence in Srinagar when the fan, who had apparently failed to get an autograph, threw a ‘Kangri’ fire pot at the actors, hitting both Irrfan and Shahid despite the presence of several heavily-armed security guards and police officers.
The traditional Kashmiri Kangri is a small wicker basket used to hold hot coals which users traditionally carry around to keep warm during the region’s fearsomely cold winters.
Production insiders say neither actor was harmed and shooting went off without disruption.
The cast and crew are in the final stages of filming for Bhardwaj’s eagerly-anticipated adaptation of Shakepeare’s Hamlet; the filmmaker’s third re-imagining of a work by the Bard after ‘Maqbool’ (Macbeth) and ‘Omkara’ (Othello).
Aside from Shahid and the recently-mononymous Irrfan, the film stars Tabu, Shraddha Kapur and Kay Kay Menon.
Speaking in London last year, Bhardwaj promised that the film would provide be an unflinching portrayal of the turmoil in Kashmir, set within Shakespeare’s celebrated play about corruption, deceit and incest.