Ranbir’s bike scare in Rockstar
Imtiaz wanted to shoot a sequence involving Nargis riding a bike with Ranbir sitting behind. The actor was scared to ride pillion with Nargis who learnt riding in just 30 minutes.bollywood Updated: Aug 29, 2011 00:17 IST
Hearthrob Ranbir Kapoor had the fright of his life when he had to shoot a bike sequence with newbie Nargis Fakhri for filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar. The actor did not have to perform the stunt, instead he was required to ride pillion with Nargis, who had just learnt riding a bike barely half an hour ago!
Apparently, Imtiaz wanted to shoot a sequence involving Nargis riding a bike with Ranbir sitting behind. Since Nargis had never ridden one, Imtiaz asked his team to teach Nargis.
To everyone’s surprise, after just half an hour of practice, she claimed that she could manage riding and was ready for the shot.
Ranbir however, expressed his concern, wondering how Nargis could learn riding a bike in just 30 minutes. But the crew members all backed Nargis and said that she had indeed picked up really fast and was ready to shoot the scene. That’s when poor Ranbir started praying for his life.
Everyone present couldn’t help but chuckle at Ranbir’s obvious reluctance. However, once the shoot began, Ranbir realised that Nargis was indeed a fast learner and was handling the bike quite comfortably. That’s when he relaxed and eventually enjoyed his short spin with Nargis.
Rockstar that was earlier scheduled for a September 9 release, has now been postponed to November 11.
First Published: Aug 28, 2011 16:39 IST