Konkana Sen Sharma Suffers From Musophobia
Konkana Sen Sharma
Bollywood actress Konkana was enjoying shooting for ‘Wake Up Sid’ when director Ayaan Mukherjee came up with the stunning news that she has to shoot a scene with a rat. Her plight worsened when the director insisted in having a real rat to create a natural impact. She was always petrified even by the thought of a rat. She suffers from Musophobia and now that she has to have the rat crawl over her body in the movie was absolutely unimaginable for her.
The director had to work very hard to convince Konkana to do the scene. As per sources “When Konkona learnt it was going to be a real mouse, she just refused to shoot. It took Ayaan a lot of time to convince Konkona to do the scene. They got a mouse, coloured it black with shoe polish to make it resemble a rat. But Konkona was far from convinced, and out of fear, hurriedly finished the scene in only a couple of takes.”
Konkona herself is surprised as to how she could manage to do the scene. To put it in her own words “I still don’t know how (director) Ayaan Mukherjee made me do it. It was one of the most difficult scenes I have ever done.”
Konkona added, “I don’t care if it was a mouse or a rat; they are equally scary for me. When I read the script, I never thought Ayaan would actually want a real rat or a mouse. I assumed they would either use a fake mouse or my dummy. I am still terrified by the thought.”
Konkana says that she had covered herself with two quilts, yet she could feel the crawling sensation of the rat over her body. She declares that she is never going to do it again as it is an extremely frightening experience.