Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor bond over noodles

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Apr 17, 2013 19:35 IST
  • Deepika

    Deepika and Ranbir look cheerful in this second poster of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani with colours splashed all over them.

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Do you know what ex-flames Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are upto these days? The duo are busy shooting in Pahalgam for their upcoming film ...

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are shooting a song in the beautiful valley of Kashmir for Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. (Photo/Waseem Andrabi)

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Kalki Koechlin, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone pose during their shoot in Kashmir. (Photo/Waseem Andrabi)

  • Kalki Koechlin

    Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin will be seen in supporting roles. (Photo/Waseem Andrabi)

  • Deepika

    It is romantic film directed by Ayan Mukerji under Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. (Photo/Waseem Andrabi)

  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

    Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is Ranbir, Deepika's first film after their break up. (Photo/Waseem Andrabi)

  • Ranbir

    This film will also see Madhuri Dixit in an item number. (Photo/Waseem Andrabi)

To judge by its trailers, Karan Johar’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani may look like a film that’s all about fun and frolic, but the experience its cast went through while shooting in the north was anything but that. We’ve been told that the weather conditions in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, where the film was extensively shot, were very bad, but the actors had no choice but to deal with them.

In January, when the unit was shooting at high altitude in Kashmir, apparently the unit had a lot of trouble arranging food. A source says, “It was a big hassle to take food to that height, so everyone had to survive on eggs and instant noodles for a few days.”

Likewise, while in Himachal Pradesh, the weather conditions were a big problem for the entire cast. “It was very cold. And to add to it, the hotel in which Ranbir and Deepika were put up, had power cuts for several hours a day. There were no heaters either that could help keep them warm,” adds the source.

However, Ayan Mukerji  says the schedule was very “adventurous”. “Our first schedule was in Manali. We were depicting a trek in the movie, so we consciously chose locations that were offbeat and in the middle of nowhere. Jalori Pass, especially, was a crazy location. It was a steep, uphill climb to reach the location, a real trek of sorts. However, our shoot ended up being even more fun because of all this. It was perhaps the best schedule of the film!”

 

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