Mumbai: Actor Paresh Rawal’s addiction to computer games disturbed the shooting of his film “Table No. 21” in Fiji so much that director Aditya Dutt had to put it away to meet the deadline.
The 62-year-old is not known to be very technology-savvy and this was obvious with the fact that he don’t even carry a cell phone with himself.
However, during the shoot of his film, he surprised the rest of the cast and crew when he just couldn’t tear himself away from his tablet computer games.
“After every shot Pareshji would run towards his van in a hurry and pick up his tablet and start doing something. He was so involved with it that we started wondering what actually was he up to,” said a source.
“One fine day, Pareshji just wouldn’t stop playing. The team got exasperated and Aditya decided to hide it. Next day, Pareshji was very upset. We all pretended we didn’t know anything and the shoot was completed on time,” the source added.
Apparently, Paresh’s addiction forced Dutt to hide the tablet so that the actor wouldn’t get distracted.
“He got the latest tablet during the shoot. He was hooked on to it. I actually had to hide it from him during a scene. After all, I wanted him to be in an intense mood for the sequence,” said Dutt.
However, later, the unit returned the tablet to Paresh.
“Table No. 21” also features Rajeev Khandelwal, Tena Desae and is slated for a Jan 4 release.