Dia Mirza Recalls Toughest Days On Shoot When Fatima Sana Shaikh Got Seizures, 'I've Sobbed'

In a recent interview, Dia Mirza opened up about the toughest days while shooting her upcoming films, 'Dhak Dhak' along with Fatima Sana Shaikh and others, and what happened afterwards.


By Oindrila Muhuri Last Updated:


Dia Mirza Recalls Toughest Days On Shoot When Fatima Sana Shaikh Got Seizures, 'I've Sobbed'

Dia Mirza, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Sanjana Sanghi are currently busy promoting their upcoming film, Dhak Dhak. The film is directed by Tarun Dudeja and will hit the theatres on October 13, 2023. Dhak Dhak is about four ordinary women who set out on a bike ride and a journey of self-discovery. Ahead of the release, during a joint interview, the four ladies opened up about various unknown things from their shooting days. However, what caught our attention was when Dia recalled the incident when Fatima got epileptic seizure during the film's shoot.

Dia Mirza recalls co-star, Fatima Sana Shaikh getting epileptic seizure during their film's shoot

In a candid conversation with News18 Showsha, Dia Mirza recalled one of the toughest days from the shooting of their upcoming film, Dhak Dhak. She mentioned it was when her co-star, Fatima Sana Shaikh got epileptic attacks during the shoot. For the unversed, the film, which also marks Taapsee Pannu’s debut production venture, was shot in various locations from New Delhi to Khardung La. 

Recommend Read: Allu Arjun's Wife, Sneha, Gives Sneak Peek Into Their Lavish 'Allu' Garden As He Spends Time With Son

Thus, talking about the same, Dia mentioned that as the oxygen level thinned at the higher altitudes and routes started getting harder, Fatima started having epileptic attacks. For the unknown, Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. In this, the person gets repeated seizures, which occur due to the temporary change in the brain's electrical functioning. Thus, recalling the incident, Dia mentioned how Fatima used to get up soon after having seizures and perform her scene. However, Dia used to sob, looking at her co-star while lending a shoulder. Dia shared:

“The oxygen was thin, the routes were hard and Fatty had a few situations where she had an epileptic attack. But within seconds, she got up and did one of the most dramatic and significant scenes in the film. I’ve sobbed not because she’s a brilliant performer but looking at her sheer commitment as an artist.”

When Fatima opened up about her struggles with epilepsy

On November 14, 2022, Fatima took to her Instagram handle and hosted an 'Ask Me Anything' session. Then, she was asked by a user when did she learn about her illness. To this, the actress opened up for the first time about her struggle with epilepsy. She mentioned that it was during the shoot of her film, Dangal, when she woke up after one such traumatic episode of seizures, she was in the hospital. Fatima also shared that she was in denial for the first five years of it. The gorgeousness then talked about how she handled it with medications and workouts.

Recommend Read: Anant Ambani's Fiancee Radhika Merchant Visits Badrinath Dham With Mukesh Ambani, Dons A Yellow Suit

When Fatima busted certain myths about epilepsy

However, since there is a lot of myth and stigma around epilepsy, Fatima also addressed some in her following IG story on National Epilepsy Day. In order to raise awareness from her end, Fatima answered whether it is true that in epilepsy, a person should smell stinky shoes. The actress denied it and mentioned that it was just a myth. 

Well, Fatima Sana Shaikh is indeed a big inspiration for many.

Next Read: Disha Patani Was Denied Entry At The Airport By Security Despite Having A Valid Ticket, Here's Why

Stay updated with latest entertainment news
Follow us on
Google news, flipboard, facebook,
whatsapp, instagram, twitter