Updated: May 24, 2021 2:29:51 pm
If you thought everything about Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was iconic, you are right. Just that stories from its sets might not be as happy ones for its cast when they filmed it, a decade ago. This, because Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar were ‘almost killed’ by Hrithik Roshan while filming one of the scenes.
In a video shared by the Instagram handle of Zoya Akhtar’s production banner, Tiger Baby Films, the makers of the 2011 blockbuster reveal what went behind making of its “mantal bwoy” scene, apart from some trivia.
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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara starred Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, along with Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. The “mantal bwoy” scene appeared in the movie when the trio is enroute from Barcelona to Costa Brava, and Hrithik’s Arjun gets a work call.
According to Abhay in the video, Hrithik Roshan, who’s driving the vehicle, parked it on the roadside but forgot to switch off its ignition. The moment he stepped out of the car, it began to slide towards the gorge, and Farhan jumped out in a panic. “Before shooting this scene, Hrithik almost killed me and Farhan,” Abhay revealed.
He added, “Farhan was really fast. He jumped out immediately, and I sat there thinking I’m going to die now.”
In the video, Abhay Deol also spoke on how he was averse about the “mantal bwoy” scene, because that was inspired from a professor of Farhan and Zoya’s Manekji school, which was a rival school to his Jamnaben Hirachand Ambani School, Mumbai. Abhay eventually agreed to do it and it went on to become one of the most memorable moments from the movie.
“We make films for the silver screen but the little stories that make the big picture don’t always come through. Here’s introducing our ‘Off The Record’ series where cast and crew from the Tiger Baby clan let us in on what went into creating some of their best scenes, what their psychology was in that moment and why this particular scene will always remain unforgettable to them,” the production house’s handle wrote.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara will complete 10 years of release on July 15 this year.
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