The actress opens up about her experience of working in Debaditya Bandyopadhyay’s biopic of Bengali mountaineer Sunita Hazra.
Last Updated: 04.04 PM, Sep 18, 2022
In 2018, Bengali mountaineer Sunita Hazra, along with six others, embarked on a journey to conquer Mount Everest. It was not an easy journey. After days of struggle, the team got a piece of fake news that Sunita Hazra died on her journey. However, in reality, Sunita survived and conquered the world’s highest peak before getting back to her home. Now, Debaditya Bandyopadhyay has made a film based on Sunita’s indomitable spirit with Chandreyee Ghosh in lead. As the film gets ready to hit the theatre before Puja, the actress talked to the media about her hardship while shooting the film, Mission Everest.
In an interview with ABP Ananda, Chandreyee claimed that she barely had time to prepare herself. She said that she had sleepless nights in excitement when she got to know about her role. Within a couple of months of rigour at the gym, she prepared herself physically for the challenge.
The actress further added that the shooting took place in Ladakh and Spiti Valley in January when the temperature was below -24. “The call time used to be at 4 am and the shooting used to start at 6 am,” Chandreyee revealed. She further stated that even the local people used to stay at home at that time and the team used to shoot for 14 hours a day. “In that temperature and altitude, we used to wear three mountaineering gear – three layers of garments and two shoes. To maintain balance on the snow, we used to wear metal cramps along with shoes. The weight of each leg used to be around seven kgs. Due to the high altitude, we used to carry Oxygen cylinders at the back. Shooting at -24 degrees C on snow, remembering dialogues, that too at 4 am was not easy,” she said.