By Subhash K Jha
It looks like the music video featuring Jermaine Jackson and Adnan Sami paying a tribute to the various sights sounds and scales of Mumbai city is jinxed. Initially permission was denied to shoot in certain sensitive parts of Mumbai, apparently because both Adnan and Jermaine are not Indian citizens.
Adnan had to use all his influence to get shooting permission at places like the Gateway Of India.
Then last week on the day when the video was to be shot the rains washed away all of Adnan and Jermaine’s plans.
Finally on Friday the shooting started in various parts of the Mumbai. The last day of shooting on Sunday almost ended in catastrophe was Adnan was injured in the sea waters near the Gateway Of India.
On Sunday a speedboat speeded a little too fast in the sea-waters near the Gateway Of India and singer Adnan Sami who was shooting with Jermaine Jackson for a music video was badly hurt.
“Nothing to worry about, though. I’ll be repaired in no time at all,” said Adnan from his home a day after the injury.
So what happened? Adnan tries to play down the potentially calamitous sequence of events when the boat was shot tearing the sea waters and heading towards the Gateway.
“I guess the man navigating the boat took his job a little too seriously. He was moving too fast through the water and the boat almost toppled over and turned turtle. I was knocked against a hard surface in the boat.”
Adnan’s left hand and thumb were badly injured. “Fortunately there are no fractures. But the pain and swelling were alarming. I couldn’t move my hand. But we had to continue shooting because we had no permission to shoot in that area beyond Sunday.”
Adnan shot through the pain, with painkiller- shots to vitiate the pain.
“I’m just thankful that Jermaine wasn’t in the boat when it almost capsized. That would’ve been one helluva story he’d have carried back home,” chuckled Adnan from his home where he’s now recovering.