Television is a grind and reality shows in particular consume lot of time and energy. Two episodes shot in one day is a common practice. Usually, the two episodes are shot in about 12-13 hours. However, the inaugural shoot of Zara Nachke Dikha 2 stretched to a mind boggling 24 hours.

The contestants assembled at Filmcity studio no.7 at 7.00 am on 21 April and only left a good 24 hours later. Thus actors, who work in daily soaps, were severely inconvenienced.

A contestant requesting anonymity informs, “This is my first reality show but never did I thought that the first day would turn out to be so hectic. All contestants arrived on time. Arshad and Vaibhavi in fact arrived before scheduled time. Shilpa Shetty arrived by 10.00 am We had to perform four times which required four different props and clothing. The make-up and dressing took a lot of time. By the time, we began shooting for the second episode, it was well past mid-night. The likes of Sanjeeda Shaikh and Rashmi Desai slept only for a few minutes as they had a 7.00 am shoot for their respective shows.”

Another contestant adds, “I worked for 24 hours for ZND, thereafter I had to report for a 9.00 am shoot. I simply rushed to the sets. As a result, I ended up shooting for 36 hours. Worse, I couldn’t get to brush my teeth that day. Fortunately, I’m now heading home and will straight away land on bed.”

Meanwhile, eviction is part of this season. Every week the wining team shall nominate a candidate from a rival team. That individual will be put to test next week and if his/her performance fails to impress the judges than that contestant will be evicted. In the first episode, the successful girls have nominated a guy. To find out who is he, tune into Zara Nachke Dikha on 1 May.


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