Bad weather plays spoilsport for Anees Bazmee’s ‘Thank You’
Mumbai: The entire cast and crew of Anees Bazmee’s forthcoming venture ‘Thank You’ was stuck for three long days, all thanks to the capricious climatic conditions in Canada.
Even as Bazmee chose the best locals and a bevy of A-list Bollywood stars, the director had a horrendous time completing the scheduled shoot of film.
With a fickle weather playing killjoy, the entire shooting schedule went haywire. The scene, which included Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Sunil Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Rimi Sen and Celina Jaitly was being canned at Vancouver’s Telus Science World.
However, the shooting schedule got delayed and was further stalled for four days due to heavy rains and blustery winds.
Talking to a news daily, a source from the ‘Thank You’ unit said, “The entire cast and crew was in Vancouver for a month-long schedule. It was extremely cold but that didn`t stop the actors from successfully managing to shoot their respective scenes. Sometimes if it got unbearably cold, Anees would make use of that time to shoot some indoor scenes. As soon as the weather would be all right he would start shooting outdoors at the chosen locations.”
“We completed shooting all the indoor and outdoor scenes quite smoothly but Anees certainly had a tough time when it came to this particular scene to be shot at the Telus Science World. We were completely dependant on the weather. It was extremely windy the first day so the entire cast and crew waited for sometime but the weather didn`t change. The second and third day it was pouring heavily and the shoot had to be cancelled on both the days. Finally, Aneesji managed to shoot at a location when it was sunny and bright the fourth day,” the source added.
Meanwhile, when enquired Anees Bazmee, the director confirmed the reports and said, “Yes, the weather did give us some problems while shooting at Telus Science World. Since it was an outdoor shoot and I had to shoot with the entire star cast, I waited for three long days before the weather was suitable enough for us to shoot smoothly.”