Nitin Goswami who plays the lead character Vinayak in the show Siddhivinayak, broke his nose while shooting a fight sequence recently with his co-actor Gaurav Bajaj, who will soon be seen as bad boy Rudra in the show after his 2-year hiatus from television. With a profusely bleeding nose, the shoot came to a halt temporarily and he was rushed for treatment.The sequence is a part of the current track wherein Nitin a.k.a Vinayak is in jail in a bid to protect his mother and Gaurav and Nitin engage in a fist fight. It starts with Nitin throwing the first punch and true to his character, Gaurav strikes back with a huge blow. Little did Nitin know that the punch thrown by Gaurav would land hard on his face and the injury meant for the reel life would turn into a real one. Before he could make sense of the situation, there was another punch by Gaurav which hurt him quite hard under his eye and left him with a broken nose.
Narrating the sequence, Nitin says, “Fight sequences are always challenging, whether it’s a shot for the small screen or the movies. And while all safety measures are in place, any actor shooting a fight or action sequence is doubly careful, however accidents happen sometimes. This sequence was a crucial one and one of the biggest revelations in Siddhivinayak, so realizing the gravity of the situation I treated my pain with an anti-biotic and quickly stepped back on set to continue the shoot.”Talking about the incident, Gaurav says, “This was one of my first few scenes to be shot after coming onboard &TV’s Siddhivinayak. Given the attempt to do justice to the characters, the fight sequence was extremely intense and unfortunately Nitin got hurt in the process. Though I admire his passion for his work, since he immediately got back on set, continuing the shoot with a broken nose. Nothing serious happened to him by God’s grace and I wish for him to be in his full strength soon.”