Khandala girl enthralls Benarsis

Rani is shooting for a film directed by Pradeep Sarkar, on the ghats of the Ganges in Varanasi, reports harat Kumar

india Updated: Nov 13, 2006 21:20 IST

Bollywood’s Khandala girl Rani Mukherjee was shooting for the second consecutive day of a film being directed by Pradeep Sarkar under the banner of Yashraj films at the steps of ancient Munshighat in Varanasi on Monday.

On the second day of shooting, the scene of a song Hum To Aise Hai Bhaiya was being shot by the revolving automatic high-powered video camera installed on a house boat just 40 metres away from the ghat. The entire Munshighat had been decorated in the traditional Benarsi style with embroidered colourful background.

The scene of shooting reflected the life style of Benarsis in the early hours of dawn on the ghats of Varanasi. Some saints are shown practicing Yoga in the backdrop where Rani and Konkana Sen are dancing.Khandala girl’ Rani Mukherjee is clad in a pink-coloured Patiala salwar kurta with a yellow dupatta during the shooting of the song.

Localsthronged the ghat since morning to have a glimpse of Bollywood’s Khandala girl. Police were tirelessly trying to control the crowd.

Cops even resorted to mild lathicharge to control the crowd at the venue. Hundreds of people watched the shooting from movingboats.Even university and college students thonged to have a glimpse of theKhandala girl.

First Published: Nov 13, 2006 21:20 IST