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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shoots for her new film past midnight on her anniversary

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is so kicked about her comeback film that she has been shooting for it non-stop — sometimes even till sunrise

bollywood Updated: Apr 22, 2015 17:25 IST
Anirban Das
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is so kicked about her comeback film that she has been shooting for it non-stop — sometimes even till sunrise. Some schedules of director Sanjay Gupta’s film were intended to last five hours, but they stretched beyond 10 hours on certain days. And the actor willingly stayed on the sets till she had completed the allotted work.

“On one of the nights, the shoot was to end by 4 am, but Aishwarya knew that she was also required to shoot a sunrise scene. Everyone thought it would be too gruelling for her, but she voluntarily offered to continue working through the night and finish shooting it,” says a source.

Last week, the team shot in Kala Ghoda for a few days, including April 20, which marks Aishwarya and actor-husband Abhishek Bachchan’s wedding anniversary. The source adds, “She didn’t take the day off, and there were no special arrangements for the occasion either. She kept herself busy and didn’t let anyone realise it was her anniversary.”

The film’s assistant director, Nadeem Shah, who has been present at the night shoots, says, “Aishwarya has been extremely supportive. We shot for 10-12 hours during these four days. Like everyone else in the team, she was quite involved. She enacted some action sequences and engaging emotional scenes. It was quite strenuous, but she pulled it off well.”