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Sarabjit: Aishwarya’s one-take shot not first in Bollywood

Aishwarya’s Sarabjit is slated to be released on May 20, 2016.

bollywood Updated: Jan 25, 2016 16:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Aishwarya was last seen in Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa (2015). (IANS)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is shooting for Sarabjit biopic based on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, performed a crucial scene of the movie without cuts. In the Omung Kumar-directed Sarbjit, the 42-year-old plays the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, while actor Randeep Hooda will be seen in the titular role.

“Aishwarya pulled off a two mins (minutes) performance oriented scene so gracefully in one take, with no cuts and retakes, it was more like a real moment than a scene being filmed,” producer Sandeep Singh said in a statement here.

The film is slated to release on May 20.

However, long one take shots are not unknown in Bollywood films. Here are three songs that were shot in one take.

Chale jaise hawayein (Main Hoon Na, 2004)
Director Farah Khan decided to shoot a good part of this song featuring Amrita Rao and Zayed Khan in one go, and thus she planned it in a space where there was enough space for free camera movement.

Raabta (Agent Vinod, 2012)
Sriram Raghavan is definitely one of the finest filmmakers Bollywood has today. This song from Agent Vinod is an example of his understanding of space. Watch how he used space to bring out the inner conflicts of Saif and Kareena.

Gallan goodiyaan (Dil Dhadakne Do, 2015)
Zoya Akhtar wanted to transport her audience from a ship to a live Punjabi party and thus she decided to capture a crowd of actors in one take. Needless to say that she succeeded in her attempt.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Jan 25, 2016 13:51 IST