When you see Shwetha Menon in pain during childbirth in her next film, don’t be surprised if her performance seems unusually realistic. Thanks to Malayalam film director Blessy, who wanted to capture the birth live on camera, Menon was filmed by three cameras while giving birth in a suburban Mumbai Hospital.
Menon, an actor and former Miss-India second runner-up in 1994, delivered a girl child in the maternity ward of Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai in front of three cameras on Thursday.
According to a Times of India report , the director had planned the shoot with three cameras on Thursday. The shoot lasted for about 45 minutes and it ended with the actress planting a gentle kiss on the baby’s forehead.
The pregnancy, delivery and the early years of motherhood are to be the crux of Blessy’s upcoming movie Kalimannu.
“The shoot began when she was five months pregnant. In an age when pregnancy and motherhood is sometimes mechanical, the movie talks about a mother’s relationship with her fetus,” director Blessy was quoted as saying in the report.
During the shoot, there were 3 members from the film crew present in the room including cinemtographer Jiby Jacob, a report in Manorama Online said.
Shwetha’s husband, Srivalsan Menon was also present during the delivery, which was a natural delivery.
The director and his team reportedly had to do prepare for a week to perfect shooting in the labour room. Both the mother and child were in good health, with the film crew reportedly taking all precautions to ensure they didn’t get in the way.