Ayda’s ‘most challenging experience’
SOME of the unforgettable moments experienced by actors on a film set do not necessarily happen in front of the cameras.
For artiste Ayda Jebat, 25, working on Pinjamkan Hatiku was challenging, both physically and emotionally.
“Having been an actress for the past three years, the moments I experienced on the set of this film have been the most challenging and emotional ones to date.
“A few tragic events happened while we were shooting the film.
“For one, we were informed that a production crew member, Azmir, died in a road accident while on his way home after a long day of filming.
“That news shocked us, and it was incredibly heartbreaking for everyone.”
She said this at the launch of the soundtrack for Pinjamkan Hatiku at Redbox The Gardens in Kuala Lumpur.
One time, while shooting a boat scene in Tasik Chini, Pahang, the cast and crew members panicked when a fishing boat ferrying crew members and director Osman Ali capsized.
“Everyone fell into the water, with equipment like cameras and smartphones.
“What made it worse was that a crew member could not swim and we feared he would drown.
“They had to quickly pull him out of the water,” Ayda said, who also sustained injuries during filming.
“I had to ride a wooden raft, and it was challenging for me. I was injured and suffered bruises and cuts on my face and legs.
“When you watch the film, you will be able to spot the scars.
“I hope all the hardships that the cast and crew have endured to complete this film will be worth it in the end.”
Pinjamkan Hatiku, set for a Nov 30 release, sees Ayda as the lead actress alongside Shaheizy Sam and Farid Kamil, who play the heroes. By Syahirah Mokhtazar
Ayda Jebat hopes that all the hardships endured to realise ‘Pinjamkan Hatiku’ film will be worth it. PIC BY SALHANI IBRAHIM