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Emraan Hashmi gets permission to shoot at a bank during working hours

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 23, 2013
First Published: 16:31 IST(23/1/2013) | Last Updated: 17:57 IST(23/1/2013)

From shooting at railway stations in broad daylight and in offices on non-working days, filmmakers have been making every attempt to shoot at real locations rather than artificially recreate them in studios.

It comes as no surprise then that Emraan Hashmi recently shot a scene for Ghanchakkar at a bank in Sion. What is unusual, though is that the team managed to do so during working hours - which is difficult, considering the security concerns at a bank.

The makers managed to get permission to shoot for an hour only after a long process. Apparently, Emraan's popularity also played a part in getting the required permission.

Director Rajkumar Gupta says, "We shot a small sequence at the bank. We made sure not to cause any hindrance to the customers as it was a working day." Gupta prefers not to divulge any details about the scene, but considering Emraan's character breaks open safes in the film, it could be on the lines of a bank robbery.

The film, produced by UTV Motion Pictures, stars Emraan in the lead, with Vidya Balan who plays his Punjabi wife. Although Vidya finished shooting before she tied the knot with Siddharth Roy Kapur, this will be her first release after marriage. The film releases on June 21.

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