The cast and crew of ‘Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul’ have finally resumed the shoot of the show almost a month after the death of its lead actress Tunisha Sharma.
According to a report in Times of India, the set has been refurbished with fresh white paint and new lights and paintings.
Not just that, but the producers also conducted a puja on the set before fully resuming the shoot.
‘The show was suffering’
Sayantani Ghosh, who plays the lead antagonist in ‘Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul’, told Times of India that even though the cast and crew tried to shoot the show at a different set, it was getting difficult and the show was suffering.
She added that everyone is coping with contrasting feelings and that all the members on the sets miss Tunisha, but shooting at the original sets was the need of the hour.
Tunisha’s makeup room sealed
Sayantani informed that the makeup room where Tunisha hung herself to death has been sealed by the police as the case of her death is still being investigated.
The makeup room of Sheezan Khan, who has been accused of abetting her death and is currently in jail, has also been cordoned off.
Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul gets new cast
Meanwhile, actor Abhishek Nigam is all set to step into the shoes of Sheezan to play the male lead in the show. He will be shooting for the promo soon.
As for Tunisha’s character, no new actress has been finalised to replace her yet. The makers had earlier mentioned that they have planned to axe her character altogether and introduce a new twist in the show with a new actress and new protagonist.
Tunisha Sharma’s suicide
Tunisha was found dead on the sets of the show on December 24. She hung herself in the makeup room on the sets of ‘Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul’.
Tunisha was reportedly depressed for several days prior to her death because of her break up with Sheezan. The two allegedly broke up just 15 days before the actress claimed her life.
Sheezan was arrested in the early hours of December 25, and he is currently in police custody as Tunisha’s mother filed an abetment to suicide complaint against him. So far, the police have recorded the statements of 27 people in the matter.