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Sayani Gupta to play acid-attack survivor in The Good Karma Hospital


The actress will play a nurse in the third series of the British television medical drama.

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Sayani Gupta plays a pivotal part in the third series of the ITV series The Good Karma Hospital. The actress plays a nurse, Jyoti, who survives an acid attack and has to go through 17 restorative stages of surgery and medical procedures afterwards.

Gupta, who shot for the series in 2018, called her character Jyoti one of the most “gratifying and heartbreaking” of all she had portrayed so far.

“I underwent 17 stages of acid attack and surgical prosthetics and Davy Jones, a BAFTA-winning prosthetics genius, and Abby did some groundbreaking work on me,” Gupta told the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency in a statement. “Graham Frame, who is one of the most senior and respected cinematographers from Britain, shot the show. I learnt a great deal from him as well and we had a beautiful equation.”

The British medical drama was filmed in Sri Lanka over three months. The story is set in a Kerala hospital. The ITV series also stars Amanda Redman, James Floyd, Neil Morrisey and Nimmi Harasgama.

"The British cast and crew, along with the Sri Lankan crew, were absolutely incredible," Gupta said. "And to be doing most of my scenes with the terrific Amanda Redman and Nimmi Harasgama was unbelievably educational. I learnt so much on that set. We had two directors, Philip John and John McKay, who were both so uniquely brilliant."

The actress, who was seen recently on the big screen in Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 (2019), will also be starring in the second season of the Amazon Prime Video series Four More Shots Please! along with Kirti Kulhari, Maanvi Gagroo and Bani J.