Shahid Kapoor falls ill on the sets of Batti Gul Meter Chalu!


Shahid Kapoor was shooting for 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. Mira 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 cancelled 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. Shahid had barely three days of work left in 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 viral infection and has been advised to rest it out this week”.