Ayda’s ‘most chal­leng­ing ex­pe­ri­ence’

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

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

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