Ajay Devgn is busy shooting for his directorial 'Shivaay' in the snow-clad Bulgaria. We hear that the actor beat a bad bout of hypothermia while shooting in the European nation's highest peak; 2914 meters above sea level and that too, in extreme conditions.
As per a Bombay Times report the night before the actor-film maker was to shoot at Vihren Peak in the Pirin Mountains of Bansko, the region witnessed heavy snowfall, causing the temperature to drop to minus 19 degrees celsius.While the unit was bundled in layers of woollens, the superstar was in costume -a T-shirt and a jacket.Moreover, the chopper hovering over his head blew a lot of snow around the high altitude area where he was shoot ing critical solo shots for nearly 40 minutes.
Interestingly, the 2014 Winter Olympics were held at a resort at the base of the Vihren Peak. And its dominating presence with its breath-taking high wall awed the actor-filmmaker so much that he opted to shoot there. By the end of the take, the biting cold had caused him hypothermia.The tense crew made frantic calls and managed to get a doctor from a mountain almost two ski lifts away . Though advised minimum two days' rest, the actor-filmmaker was on his feet in 30 minutes in spite of the adverse weather conditions. Undeterred by the bout of hypothermia, Ajay kept his spirits up and resumed shooting his ambitious directorial venture.
'Shivaay' is slated for a big box office clash with Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.