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Artificial showers in monsoon

Despite rainfall in the city, machine had to be used to create showers for scenes in Naseeruddin Shah’s upcoming release, Chaalis Chaurasi.

bollywood Updated: Aug 15, 2011 15:29 IST
Priyanka Jain

Naseeruddin Shah starrer, Chaalis Chaurasi is facing a peculiar issue these days. Imagine having to use a rain machine to create artificial showers for key scenes despite abundant rainfall in the city. But that’s exactly what’s happening on the sets of Hriday Shetty’s film.

Naseeruddin Shah starrer, Chaalis Chaurasi is facing a peculiar issue these days. Imagine having to use a rain machine to create artificial showers for key scenes despite abundant rainfall in the city. But that’s exactly what’s happening on the sets of Hriday Shetty’s film.

Unlike most filmmakers who are cancelling their shoots due to the downpour, the team of Chaalis Chaurasi did not have any such issues. “Not a day of our schedule has been cancelled because of the rains. I know it sounds strange, but the rain just stops as soon as I reach the sets and have to start shooting,” laughs Hriday, who is legendary fight composer, late MB Shetty’s son and half-brother of director Rohit Shetty. He adds, “A lot of people might wonder why I am using a rain machine during monsoons, but it just doesn’t rain while I am shooting. I’ve had to use a rain machine for all our rain scenes.”

Chaalis Chaurasi explores a humour crime genre. Shetty explains, “It is like a roller coaster ride in an amusement park, except that it takes place in a police van. The story of the film revolves around four cops played by Naseeruddin Shah, KK Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Ravi Kishan, who see an opportunity for a great future when they are assigned a mission. But things take a twist when another cop stops their van en route and takes them as his backup to catch a dangerous gangster.” The film is written by Yash-Vinay and the music in the film is by Lalit Pandit.