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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Apoorva Lakhia’s expensive action scene for Zanjeer

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 30, 2013
First Published: 17:45 IST(30/7/2013) | Last Updated: 04:20 IST(31/7/2013)

Director Apoorva Lakhia has shot one of the most expensive scenes of his career in his upcoming film, Zanjeer. The scene portrays Telugu actor Ram Charan, who debuts in Bollywood with the film, driving through actor Prakash Raj’s oil mafia where he carries out all illegal activities and destroys the entire slum.

Sources say that this sequence is the most expensive scene in Bollywood in the recent times, and required research and planning of over two months to get it right. Picturised on a huge set, with about 2,000 huts and several cars for back up, Lakhia made sure nothing went wrong during the sequence. With eight cameras for the sequence, the director was certain about his vision.

It took about two months to make the set with a five-day long shoot in Film City, Mumbai, to make the sequence come to life. A source close to the team said, ‘There were about 2,000 huts and several cars for back-up. The most difficult part about this sequence was co-ordination as there were eight cameras and working with all of them becomes quite challenging. But it all went alright.”

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