Narhi residents woke up on Monday morning to find Yash Raj Films crew taking guard at Haider House near the Lucknow Zoo. National Award winning Do Dooni Char director Habib Faisal was shooting his next romantic-comedy Daawat-E-Ishq that stars Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Karan Wahi and Anupam Kher.
Dressed in a pink shirt, Aditya sported short hair, long moustaches and golden earrings. Parineeti was spotted in a green dress teamed with danglers.
By then, a large crowd had already assembled near Haider House where the shooting was taking place. The security personnel tried shooing off the crowd by terming the shoot as an 'ad film'. It was only when the duo came on the balcony people could gauge the actors' presence. Bubbly Parineeti was seen in a jovial mood and obliged people by waving her hand and a beaming smile.
Anupam Kher, who is back in India after his play Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai in Bahrain, will soon join the crew in Lucknow. The crew is expected to shoot in Lucknow for a week.
This is the third back-to-back film Habib has been involved with that has been shot in Lucknow. He directed Ishaqzaade (2012) that had Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti and wrote the dialogues for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2010) starring Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Aditi Sharma and Parineeti.
Dawaat-e-Ishq is the fourth film that is being shot in Lucknow after Shakir Khan's Ishq Ke Parindey, Tariq Khan's Desi Bomb and Jackky Bhagnani starrer Youngistan in November itself. Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullett Raja, that has been extensively shot here, is hitting theatres this month end.
Spotlight soon will be on Balaji Film's Milan Talkies to be shot in Lucknow and starring Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan.