Telangana bandh stops Dirty Picture shoot again

The scene that couldn’t be shot was a intimate moment between Tusshar Kapoor and Vidya Balan...

bollywood Updated: Jul 28, 2011 18:40 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times
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On June 6, the shoot of the Ekta Kapoor’s production, Dirty Picture at Hyderabad’s Ramoji Rao Studio had to be cancelled following a two-day Telangana Bandh.

Filming resumed the next day, but the unanticipated ‘stop work’ call reportedly cost the producer Rs 40 lakh.

On Friday, July 22, shooting once again came to a halt following another ‘bandh’. This time, the unit was prepared as they’d been given advance notice.

Still, because a lot of stuff had to be carted in from the city, the scenes featuring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor couldn’t be shot.

After the ‘bandh’ ended, a few smaller cuts featuring other actors were taken. Interestingly, the earlier shoot also featured Vidya and Tusshar and was an intimate moment between the two.

Tusshar returned after a week and completed the scenes. This time, he resumed shooting yesterday evening.

Quiz Tusshar on how he spent the “unexpected holiday’ and he says, “Well, it was boring since you couldn’t go out. I worked out in the gym. The previous evening, we’d watched Singham; it was a lot of fun. But that day, I didn’t have any DVDs with me, so despite having a DVD player in the hotel room, I didn’t have anything to watch. I just went to sleep.” Tusshar has three-four days work left and is hoping to wrap them up without any more interruptions.

He refuses to divulge details about his role, but admits it’s a thrill doing a film set in the 1970s and the south film industry. “That makes it a different from other romantic roles I’ve done in the past,” he points out.

“Emraan (Hashmi) and I have worked together in Good Boy Bad Boy (2007), but this is the first time I’m doing a film with Naseer saab and Vidya. And Milan (director Milan Luthria) is fast, organised and a super cool director.”

First Published: Jul 24, 2011 14:33 IST