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Aazaan’s cast and crew delays flights in Poland

Aazaan’s producers alter time on Polland’s Krakow Airport’s watches for filming crucial sequence; plenty of passengers miss flights in the process.

bollywood Updated: Sep 08, 2011 20:25 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times

Timing issues can be really bizarre. That’s what happened with Aazaan’s cast and crew in Poland. The team including debutant lead actor Sachiin Joshi and Playboy hottie Candice Boucher landed at Krakow Airport in Poland to shoot a scene. For a crucial sequence, the time on the official clock of the airport needed to be changed.

And although it never happens at any airport globally, the Krakow authority was generous enough to help the team and wind the clock to the time they wanted to show in their film.

But neither the airport authorities nor the Aazaan team could foresee the trouble that would ensue after the change in the time of the clock.

While the shoot was on, everyone including the passengers was glued to see what was happening and as a result, they lost track of the time and of course the clock showed a completely different time (which was altered for the shoot), which resulted in several people missing their flights.

When contacted, Sachiin confirms the news and says, “People present at the airport were so engrossed in our shoot that they stood around, watching us while the shoot was on. Unfortunately for them, they got too carried away and forgot about their own flights. Since the clock also showed incorrect time, the situation became chaotic. It led to a lot of trouble. Luckily, not too many passengers complained, most of them walked away smiling.”

Director Prashant Chadha recalls that there was a huge crowd when they were shooting which suddenly turned into mayhem of sorts because too many had missed their flights.

“In the middle of all the chaos, we went ahead and apologised to the passengers for the trouble they met with, thanks to our shoot,” he says, adding that the film was shot in Poland for about 17 days at 12-15 locations.

While the Indian crew comprised 20-30 people, 40-50 people were locally hired.

The makers have shot major sequences like a blast scene in the town square, which before the shoot, was seeming complicated since the place is always brimming with people.

In a nutshell...
* Aazaan team landed at Krakow Airport to shoot a sequence and requested authorities to change the time on the official clock.
* Although the time was changed, passengers got busy watching the shoot and since the clock showed a different time, several people missed their flights.
* The film was shot in Poland for about 17 days at 12-15 different locations.
* The Indian crew consisted of 20-30 people, while 40-50 people were hired from Poland.
* A major blast sequence was shot at a town’s square, which was complicated because it’s always full of people.

First Published: Sep 06, 2011 15:55 IST