Shooting for films is not as easy as people think; it involves a lot of hard work. Sometimes, actors have to wait almost endlessly in-between shots while the camera is being set up in the next location. So we decided to ask stars what they do in-between shots when they have time to kill.
Shahid Kapur- “I play music and start dancing.”
I normally don’t find time on shoots, but if I have time, I ask my fans on Twitter to chat and ask me questions. Also, dancing was a hobby which is now my profession, so I play music and start dancing. I also love my bikes, so if I have taken my bike with me to the shoot, I often go out of the studio for a ride.
I play chess as I find the game very interesting. I have played chess with everyone from my actors to my directors. I have played it with most of co-actors from Race to Naqaab to Short Kut etc.
Barbara Mori- “I have lots of coffee and I try and concentrate on the role.”
Earlier, I used to smoke; but now I have quit so I have lots of coffee and I try and concentrate on may role I’m playing. When I do a film, I only think about it. I had tried giving up cigarettes for seven months sometime back but when I did a film in which I was shown smoking, I slipped back into the habit; but now I have given up the habit for good.
Anushka Sharma- “I read books.”
I’m a voracious reader, I love reading everything from fiction to non-fiction to romantic novels etc. So I read books in-between shots. Also, I listen to a lot of music. When you are from Bangalore, you have a certain amount of rock influence. So, I listen to rock music as well as soft rock like U2, Coldplay etc.
Boman Irani- “I go click-click!”
I watch a lot of DVDs in-between shots, I carry them from home. A while back, I was shooting at D.Y Patil stadium so I carried DVDs of Casablanca, Burn After Reading, MASH etc. Also, I carry my camera with me and whenever I find something interesting I go click-click! I shot a lot of pictures during the shoot of Well Done Abba and Housefull recently.
Vir Das- “I asked for a bigger vanity van as my band members would have jamming sessions in between shots.”
I shoot for 10 hours a day, I tour two-three days a week, play with my rock band ‘Alien Chutney’, run a comedy company and somewhere find time to eat. If I have free time, I am doing something wrong. But I play many instruments like the guitar and now, I’m learning how to play the piano.