Why did Farhan Akhtar report to the sets of Dil Dhadakne Do two hours before the others?

Sun, August 3, 2014 4:10pm UTC by Add first Comment
Farhan Akhtar, Dil Dhadakne Do, Zoya Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Rahul Bose
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The ace producer-director turned actor will be seen sharing screen space with Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Rahul Bose and Anushka Sharma in his sister Zoya Akhtar’s directorial DDD

Farhan Akhtar used to start his day 2 hours early everyday while he was shooting for Dil Dhadakne Do. We wonder why…Grapevine has it that Farhan had multiple presence on the sets of DDD – as an actor, producer and also a dialogue writer. While Ritesh Sidhwani is an hands on producer and was looking into all details, Farhan used to be available to ensure all ends are met.

He used to start his day 2 hours before the call time to ensure everything is in check. They had a hectic shooting schedule and were working against the clock. While they were travelling from one port to another they were running against time and had to ensure the shoot gets completed. Also the film has an eclectic cast and so there were various facets to be catered to.

They also had to account for the weather because shooting on the deck during harsh sunlight would not be possible. Before the shoot started Ritesh was also concerned about the cast and crew getting sea sick and they had to take necessary precautions on that front. Farhan largely used to be present for a hygiene check and to ensure everything is in place.

He made it a routine to start his day, before time and tie the nitty gritties. While the shooting was hectic they also had a lot of fun. Spokesperson of the film confirms and shares, “While Ritesh was actively looking into all the production details, Farhan was always available for inputs and guidance. It was a hectic shooting schedule but everything went off smoothly.” For Farhan it was also reminiscent of shooting for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara which was a road trip they shot for in Spain. The film won him applause from all quaters and is one of the cherished films with very high recall in the mind of the audiences.

Dil Dhadakne Do is a film based on a dysfunctional family on a cruise liner and is slated to release in June 2015.

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