By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Ok, so first things first. Priyanka Kothari (earlier known as Nisha Kothari) hadn't disappeared anywhere after Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag or James. Neither had she suffered any fall out with her mentor Ram Gopal Varma. She was just taking a mini break and working in films down south. However, her Bollywood dream is still very much alive and this can be evidenced in her appearance in the teasers of Agyaat which are currently making the rounds of the internet world.
Yes, Priyanka is back as a leading lady and is one of the only females in Agyaat that has it's characters dominated by trees, rocks, an invisible element and of course a bunch of male youngsters.
However, it appears that after spending an 'agyaat' shooting schedule in the jungles of Sri Lanka, Priyanka couldn't really enjoy her 'silent' stint for an extended period of time. For some concluding work on the film which required her to travel to the jungles of Kerala, she met with an accident that resulted in a broken leg for the young-n-delicate lass.
Says a bed ridden Priyanka as she talks from a hospital in Cochin, "It was such an enjoyable shoot all this while. I had fun shooting in the jungles and maneuvering rocks and other blockages around me. But here I am with a broken leg. It's painful."
Apparently, it was an action sequence that resulted in the accident. Even though the crew of the film was taking utmost care that the sequence takes place seamlessly, her accident couldn't be prevented.
"I fell down while jumping during an action sequence. The next thing I know, I am in great pain and had been carried to a hospital bed", she says while trying to bring in a faint smile.
Priyanka has plans to return home today. "Yes, I wish to recuperate at home now. Nothing better than being back in Mumbai. I am hoping that my injury heals soon. I don't want the film to suffer because of the injury."
As for Ram Gopal Varma, he is thrilled to have managed to shoot in some authentic locations for Agyaat. "As a director I have never been more thrilled on a location shoot than in Agyaat and that is thanks to the Sigiriya jungle (in Sri Lanka) where I have shot most of the film. The film requires to be shot in a real jungle and I am glad that I managed to get the right look that I had wished for", he says.