The shoot of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mirziya in Jaisalmer apparently came to a standstill on Monday when lead actor Harshvardhan Kapoor collapsed on the sets, prompting his actor-dad Anil Kapoor and mom Sunita to rush to Rajasthan.
According to sources, the actor completed a horse riding sequence and suddenly fell off it. But, the accident escaped the notice of the crew that was watching the shot on the monitor. "Harshvardhan, however, seemed alright and got up to re-shoot the sequence. Though he complained of giddiness, he continued shooting only to collapse soon after. He was rushed to a Jodhpur hospital," a source says.
His CT scan revealed a minor head injury. "He has also sustained foot injuries. He is recuperating at a hotel there and will resume shooting in a day or two. When Anil Kapoor heard the news, he immediately flew down to Jodhpur alongwith wife Sunita," adds the source.
Another source from the unit confirms the story, saying, "Harshvardhan suffered a foot injury but none realised that he had also hurt his skull. Instead of taking rest, he continued shooting and collapsed. Anil and Sunita are with him in Jodhpur now. We will shoot minor portions until he is fit to join us."
Mirziya is Harshvardhan's debut film and he has been paired opposite newcomer Saiyami Kher, niece of Tanvi Azmi. It is said that the lead pair had to undergo extensive training for horse riding before shoot began.
Mehra and Kapoor Sr were not available for comment.