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Disappearing act

Riteish Deshmukh was stuck in an elevator for 40 minutes in the middle of a film’s shoot.

bollywood Updated: Jun 09, 2012 17:33 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar

What’s the worst-case scenario in the middle of a movie shoot? A missing lead actor! That’s exactly what happened on the sets of Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, when the crew suddenly realised that actor Riteish Deshmukh had disappeared… in the middle of a shot!

Riteish, who was meant to walk out of an elevator at the Renaissance hotel in Mumbai for a shot, found himself stuck inside it for 40 minutes when the power unexpectedly went off.

An insider present at the location says, “Riteish took a lift that wasn’t reserved for the scene and unfortunately, right then, the power went off. He had no cell phone network in the lift, and for almost half an hour, everyone on the sets was worried as they could not locate Riteish. After 40 minutes or so, he finally emerged from the lift. He couldn’t stop laughing at what had just happened.”

It seems the scene being shot had been filmed earlier for the promos. But as director Sachin Yardi was not happy with it, they had to shoot the scene all over again.