While most Bollywood actors insist on a plush vanity van for changing costumes amid shoots, actor Vidya Balan, while shooting for Kahaani, did most of her costume change in a SUV, without raising a brow, says the films’ director Sujoy Ghosh. “Most of our shoots were on the streets of Kolkata, where one doesn’t get the permission to park a vanity van. So, we covered up this Innova with a black sheet of cloth, and Vidya happily changed her costume inside the car,” says Ghosh, adding, “She has the capability to understand the constraints of the director, and hence doesn’t ever throw any tantrum. Vidya is a sweetheart.”
The thriller that is scheduled to release on March 9 has mostly been shot in outdoor locations across Kolkata – the Kalighat temple area, the Lalbazar police station, and in trams and Metro stations.
Rubbishing reports that Vidya acted “pricey” before taking up the project of a pregnant woman who flies down to Kolkata in search of her missing husband, Ghosh says, “No, she wasn’t pricey at all. This project was as close to her heart as it was to mine. She has been very involved in the way the film developed – right from its story to screenplay. In fact, she suggested many modifications, and they were all great.”