Aa Dekhen Zara – film Tit Bits

  • A three year old child performed the deadly stunt of jumping off an 80 ft high Ferris wheel. The team searched really hard to find such a young child to perform the stunt and luckily found one who had performed stunts earlier. The kid left everyone awe struck as he showed no sign of fear while performing the stunt, in fact he was enjoying it and giving re takes with ease .
    ADZ - Neil  Bipasha

  • The team of Aa Dekhen Zara was shooting at The Royal Palms Hotel at Goregaon when the terror attacks took place. A lot of the unit was headed towards South Mumbai after the shoot wrapped up. They were saved by timely sms’s from people. Neil who was shooting that night stayed on at the hotel instead of going home to Napeansea road which is very close to where the attacks took place.
  • Soon after the terror attacks the team was shooting an action sequence at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Action director Shyam Kaushal tested a gun fire without the knowledge of the unit. Since the attack was so fresh in every one’s mind, most people froze in their tracks, thinking the terrorists were back again!
  • Neil, Bipasha & Rahul Dev were shooting a sequence for the film at Nishiland Water park in Khopoli. There was a crowd of close to 1600 people who had come to enjoy their Sunday at the amusement park. Their excitement knew no bounds when they found out that the stars were shooting so close by to them. The production had organized such unbreachable security that it did not matter whether the crowd was of 1600 or 16000 people. So much so that the stars didn’t even know that there was such a large crowd.
    Neil with glares
  • Bipasha Basu – the professional. Even though Bipasha’s knee was bothering her from a previous injury, she danced for a song in the film in Bangkok. She would rehearse all morning, shoot her part and then go back to the hotel she was staying at for her physiotherapy sessions.
  • Bipasha starts the trend of women with awesome abs. She worked out and made a special effort to get her body more in shape because her look in a song in the film demanded it.
  • A song in the film picturised on Bipasha Basu was shot at Sound City Recording Studio. The studio people loved the set up so much that the studio is now being renovated and redesigned to look just like it was in the song.
  • There was an ocean of crowds waiting for a glimpse of Bipasha Basu at an apartment complex in Mira Road where the unit was shooting. So much so that they waited up till 4 AM just to see her leave when the shoot wrapped up.
    ADZ - Bipasha Basu
  • Gods to the rescue in Bangkok – Shooting continued despite heavy rains. The entire Bangkok crew was praying in temples (the locals) following Thai rituals to appease the Gods for a break from the rains..
  • Neil follows the family footsteps – Neil continues the family tradition and croons in ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’.. composed by … (we can use this story at the time of actual recording…can do on location in the studio with select channels and photographers present at the time of recording)
  • Strippers as dancers – Real strippers were used to authenticate the scene in one of the songs while shooting in Bangkok, where a major chunk of the film has been shot.
  • Car chase – Hair raising car chase sequence shot in Bangkok
  • Duty calls – well known action director Sham Kaushal shot one of the killer action sequences despite having just recovered from a heart attack
  • Professionalism that is Rahul Dev – The unit of ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’ was very impressed with the actor’s dedication who had to visit his wife in India who is suffering from cancer and was back in Bangkok within two days to continue with the shoot
  • Real cops playing reel cops – With ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’, the producers have tried to maintain maximum authenticity to the extent that they shot with real cops along with their weapons for some scenes…Neil almost removed one of the weapons..
  • ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’ on the highway – Traffic actually came to a standstill in Bangkok for a couple of days as there were same chase sequences shot with Neil running wild in the streets of Bangkok
  • Shooting in treacherous waters – With some scintillating action scenes shot in ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’, there are stories galore about what the crew experienced during the shoots…For a boat scene shot under the famous Ramanith bridge, they ended up changing not one, not two but three boats for an action sequence having Neil and Rahul Dev. There wasn’t enough space in the first, no permission in the second and finally getting lucky with the third!
  • Gender bender with ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’ – The ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’ shoot in Bangkok was an all mix crew, a complete assortment with gays, transvestites and even a transsexual as production controller…some gender bender this…
  • ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’ explores Bangkok night life – most of the action thriller ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’ has been shot across real locations rather than sets to maintain authenticity
  • A friendly gesture – after the fantastic month long Bangkok schedule, there was much bonhomie established between the actors and crew…Neil ended up actually gifted some real thoughtful gifts to people on the sets including a walkie talkie for his co-star Bipasha and a microphone for the director.
  • Sophie a surprise package – impresses all with her scenes
    ADZ - Neil & Bipasha