Mandira Bedi, who escaped unscathed from Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladiâ€™s Season 2, fractured her right ankle while performing a stunt for the rehearsal of the showâ€™s press conference yesterday. The fracture will take over six weeks to heal, so Mandira will be out of action for quite some time.It is said that the participants were not informed about having to perform stunts during the press conference. Mandiraâ€™s friend said, â€œOnly Akshay Kumar was supposed to do the stunt. The girls were informed at the last minute, so they didnâ€™t have enough time to rehearse.
Rupali Ganguly and Nauheed Cyrusi opted out at the last minute. Mandira, too, should have opted out of the stunt as she wasnâ€™t confident. She was asked to jump from a height of 13 feet. She jumped and had a nasty fall. They brought out a few ice packs but there was no doctor on the sets.â€
The press conference was supposed to be held at Mukesh Mills, Colaba, where the girls rehearsed. But it was shifted to the Taj due to incessant rains. â€œThe crew left Mandira unattended at Mukesh Mills,â€ the friend added, â€œMandira went to Breach Candy Hospital alone. An X-ray confirmed a hairline fracture which will be supported by a cast for four weeks. After the cast is removed, she will have to rest for two more weeks. Her work schedule has gone for a toss. She is committed to her play and other assignments. Isnâ€™t it important to have everything in place before asking anyone to do a stunt? We just wish everything was done in a professional way.”
The channelâ€™s spokesperson brushed it off as a minor incident. He said, â€œWhen the team of Fear Factor was rehearsing for the press conference, Mandira unfortunately twisted her ankle. All the safety arrangements, including layers of safety mattresses, were in place. But incidents like these cannot be ruled out. We hope Mandy recovers from this soon.â€
Mandira Bedi remained unavailable for comment.
Report By: Kunal M Shah