Zee TV's Piyaa Albela

Zee TV show "Piyaa Albela" actors Akshay Mhatre and Sheen Das shoot for a scene inside a well. (photo provided)

MUMBAI— Zee TV’s popular fiction show, “Piyaa Albela” has been getting eyeballs thanks to the blooming love story between Pooja (Sheen Das) and Naren (Akshay Mhatre).

An upcoming episode of the show will see Pooja looking for a place to hide from something unexpected. She takes shelter in a well (!), but Naren finds out. He senses danger and jumps into the well to save Pooja. Mhatre and Das shot the sequence for close to seven hours drenched in water. Mhatre also performed stunts (!!!) inside the well while being surrounded by fishes, turtles and other small animals crawling around.

Speaking about his experience, he said, “I felt like a stuntman since I was required to perform various physical activities. In the past, as a part of various other sequences on the show, I have meditated while sitting in ice-cold water, jumped into a river and slept on an ice-slab (!!!!), but taking a dip in a well was a thrilling experience (????). The production team was extremely supportive and with their help, we pull off the scene without any hassle.”

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