Sanjay Jaiswal who is playing the role of Kasab in RGV’s ‘The Attacks of 26/11’ experienced inexplicable trauma while playing the role. Sanjay who is an experienced theater artist according to crew member, "lost it completely" when the hanging sequence was being done. An insider adds, "Ramu had every detail of the actual hanging in the script. When we shot the sequence it was eerily authentic. All of us felt as though we were at a real execution. It was bloody chilling."
Ramu has taken all precautions and took the actor playing Kasab through the motions right up to the execution, so that when the black mask and the rope was slipped on to the actor’s face he simply went berserk. The source reveals "Sanjeev freaked out when the black mask was put on his face. We had an actually hangman’s noose. And Sanjeev Jaiswal, who had lived with the character of Kasab right up to the actual execution, went hysterical."
Film unit rushed for medical help to calm down Sanjay. Ramu recollecting the situation says, "Sanjeev Jaiswal who’s playing Kasab is quite a method actor and since he’s been in Kasab’s mind space for the past one year, I dread to think his emotional state when I was doing the hanging scene with him."
Ramu says Jaiswal got into Kasab’s head but couldn’t come to terms with Kasab’s heinous crime. "Inspite of knowing what kind of a guy Kasab was and knowing that he was hanged for the brutal murder of innocent people, it still felt very chilling to prepare for the shooting of the hanging of the reel-life Kasab. I think the authenticity of the sequence got to the actor."
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