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In between shoots

We ask stars how they pass the time during shooting breaks. Read on to know how Bollywood celebs like Shahid Kapur, Akshaye Khanna, Barbara Mori, Anushka Sharma and many more kill their time.

entertainment Updated: Oct 15, 2010 10:35 IST

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.

Shahid KapoorAkshaye Khanna- "I play chess."

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.