The talented Akshay Mhatre who has won over audiences with his impressive performance as Naren in Zee TV’s romantic drama ‘Piyaa Albela’ is a thorough-bred method actor who likes to go the extra mile to give a perfect shot. With his openness to even alter his lifestyle in order to live his role and get into the skin of his character, the actor has managed to floor the show’s producer Sooraj Barjatya with his sheer dedication. In the latest episodes, viewers saw Naren putting ‘sindoor’ on leading lady Pooja’s (played by Sheen Dass) forehead and she slapping away his hand in shock. Later, when he realizes the gravity of the situation, he decides to punish himself by lying down on a bed of nails a penance for his behaviour. The actor left everyone speechless by choosing not to opt for a body double and shoot on a real bed made with 10000 nails without any hesitation despite being offered an easier way out.
Akshay Mhatre sleeps on a bed of nails for his TV show
Speaking about the scene, Akshay adds, “As I have always maintained, I am deeply grateful that a man of the stature of Sooraj ji has instilled faith in me and invested time in grooming and training me for Naren’s role. It goes without saying, then that I’ll push the envelope and stretch my mental and physical boundaries to give the role my very best. When Naren realizes his mistake, he always punishes himself and this time, he is shown seeking penance by lying on a bed of nails. The bed was specially prepared with 10000 nails by the carpenters.