The serial kisser is waiting in the wings to be unveiled,” jokes Milan Luthria, referring to the third guy in Vidya Balan’s life in The Dirty Picture, Emraan Hashmi, who hates her and yet gets ‘personal’ with her. A song that has been picturised on the duo has some intimate moments between them and will soon feature in one of the forthcoming promos.
The song was shot at a fort in Jigar, near Hyderabad. It was an early morning shoot. Milan wanted his cast and crew on location by 5.30 am, so it was decided that they would spend the night at a wildlife resort since that was the only accommodation available.
The conditions were pretty primitive. The place had no power and not even tarmac roads,” recalls Milan who, along with his team, bumped along to the resort, reaching there late in the night. “We woke up at 3 am and made our way out to be greeted by foxes and wild boars. Some of the crew lost their way in the wilderness and without mobiles, and tracing them was difficult.”
To add to the chaos, when they finally landed at the location, they were enthusiastically welcomed by lakhs of Emraan fans. “It was a predominantly Muslim-dominated place and though they all knew Vidya, it was Emraan they had come to see,” says the director.
And did they get to see what they had come to see? Emraan kissing Vidya? “No,” laughs Milan, “But they did see him do the other thing he’s good at, lip syncing a song.”