Dhulia wraps up movie shoot amid bee stings

Updated: Dec 15, 2010, 09:18 AM IST

New Delhi: Nothing deters Tigmanshu Dhulia from shooting his film in real loactions - the writer-director just wrapped the filming of `Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster` in Gujarat despite being attacked by a swarm of bees.

Shot across Gujarat on a 30 day back to back schedule, Dhulia with his cast and crew was attacked by a cluster of bees while shooting for the movie in a haveli.

"We look like a mess. Some of the actors have swollen faces and lips due to bee stings. These will obviously show on camera, more so since we`re using a very sophisticated camera, the Alexa, for the first time in Indian cinema," Dhulia said in a statement.

Produced by Brandsmith and Tigmanshu Dhulia Films, "Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster" stars Jimmy Shergill, Randeep Hooda, Mahie Gill, Deepal Shaw, Vipin Sharma, Shreya Narain, Deepraj Rana and Mukesh Tyagi.

"There were more than 10 bee hives in the haveli and we had requested these to be cleared before the shooting, but guess no one paid heed... so while we were shooting, guess it was the smoke from the lights that disturbed them and they descended on us and bit us all over," Rahul Mittra, chief executive officer of Bradnsmith, told IANS.

"No one was spared from the cast to the crew, everyone was bitten. We then called the tribals who performed some puja and cleared the bees in one whole night," he added.