Thanks to rains, ‘Ferrari…’ team shoots crucial scene

August 6th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Deepika Padukone New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Mumbai rains kept the team of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “Ferrari Ki Sawaari” waiting for two months to shoot a crucial cricket sequence as they wanted to capture it in natural rainfall. They finally got to shoot the scene last week.

The film features Sharman Joshi and Deepika Padukone in key roles.

According to a source from the sets, the cricket scene was filmed at the University Ground, Marine Lines in Mumbai, in heavy downpour, which was a blessing to the team as they were waiting for the perfect weather for a long time.

The cast and crew kept postponing the date to capture this portion as it forms an important part of the film, which is centred around a young boy who harbours a dream to play cricket at Lord’s in England.

Debutant director Rajesh Mapuskar was keen that the scene be nothing less than perfect, and all the team members gave their support by managing their dates for the shoot accordingly. The scene was shot over two days.

“I have been working under Rajkumar Hirani and Vinod Chopra for a while now and one of the first things that I have learnt is to be true to the script,” Mapuskar said in a statement.

“Earlier also we shot with the authentic backdrop of Mumbai University. We also shot live on roads among live audiences - even while shooting with Sharman. So it was very important for us to authentically shoot this cricket sequence as it happens to be one of our most important scenes,” he added.

The film’s first shooting schedule is over, and over half the film shooting is already done. The team is all geared to finish the work soon now.

“Sixty percent of the filming is over and we are very much running on schedule. Our next schedule will begin post-September 2011 after the rains,” Mapuskar said.

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