Kriti Kharbanda Shares Battling With Malaria While Shooting For 14 Phere; Reveals How Losing Six Kilos Affected Her

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2020 was a testing period for actress Kriti Kharbanda. While everyone was combating with the deadly Coronavirus, the actress was diagnosed with Malaria. She was diagnosed with malaria in November 2020. It was a double challenge for the actress to recuperate from it and get back to work. As reported by Times Of India, the actress shared being worried about her film 14 Phere’s shooting schedule going for a toss. The film's team was shooting for 18 hours a day.

She said, “I was detected with malaria in November, and was advised complete bed rest for three weeks. However, I didn’t want the schedule of 14 Phere to go helter-skelter because of me, so I insisted that we start the shoot as per schedule. I was barely 10 days into malaria when I started shooting. Moreover, we were in Lucknow, shooting for nearly 18 hours a day.” She also shared losing six kilos, followed by stress reflecting on her face.

The actress shared that it took three hours for makeup to deck up like a bride, but after she resumed the shoot, her weight loss began to reflect on her face. Kriti adds, “I lost six kilos, and the stress was showing on my skin and body. I am just happy that I was able to finish the schedule. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the entire team.”

Kriti also credited that her co-star Vikrant Massey who helped her a lot, as they had a lot of things in common, it helped them build a rapport and hence working with one another on the film set became easier. The duo bonded over food, cinema and comedy, shared the actress. ALSO READ: Kriti Kharbanda Takes COVID-19 Test; Drops A Video On Her Instagram Account And Says, ‘Because Safety First’

“If you have a lot of things in common with your co-star, then it helps to build a rapport and work becomes easier despite all odds. Vikrant is not just a fantastic actor, but a great co-star as well. We bonded over our love for food, comedy and cinema. I am a bit of a moofat, but he gets that, and he doesn’t take offence, so that helped us get along. We spent a lot of time together on set, we even played cricket and cards in our free time,” added Kriti. ALSO READ: Kriti Kharbanda On Her Year-And-A-Half Relationship With Pulkit Samrat: 'Haven’t Discussed Marriage, It Is A Distant Dream'

When asked about having any marriage plans with BF Pulkit Samrat, she said, “We have been together for two years and I will just say that this is probably the best phase of my life.” ALSO READ: Kriti Kharbanda Diagnosed With Malaria; Asks Her Fans To Share Memes, ‘Please Share Memes. Funny Ones. I Am Bored Of Resting’

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