Murphy’s Law states that “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”…and this is exactly what happened with the charming Pragati Mehra who plays the character of Maheshwari in Zee TV’s popular show Chhoti Bahu. It started with a scene where she had to enact that she is falling from a chair and even before the director could say, “ACTION,” Pragati was already on the floor holding her back and crying out loud for help!
Before anyone could take stock of the situation, Dev (Avinash Sachdev) noticed a deep gash on her back and a doctor was summoned immediately. As if this was not enough, Pragati suffered another mishap! A flower vase that was supposed to fall on the floor accidentally landed up on Pragati’s head. Impeccable timing you would say! While some couldn’t help but stifle their laughter, there were others who rushed to help her on the sets. The doctor had to be rushed to the sets and even he, looked surprised at seeing Pragati again!
Mickey Dudaani (Virat) who plays Pragati’s on-screen son told the doctor that, “It seems that she is paying for her sins! Kanha is punishing her for planting a slap on my face at the drop of a hat!” Seeing bewilderment writ large on the doctor’s face, Rubina Dilaik (Radhika) explained to the doctor that there is no animosity between the two…it’s just that the script demanded Pragati to slap Mickey on various occasions.
The production house is planning to hold a small puja to ward off any evil spirits. Pragati is least bothered and said, “There were just accidents and I happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. I believe superstition is the religion of feeble minds… but if the production house wants to do some puja,I have no objections.” The recent spate of bad luck has not stopped Pragati to work harder and the results are for all to be seen with increasing ratings.