It was a scene where one member of a gang of five friends, comprising Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Neil Bhoopalam and Angad Bedi, betrays the rest. A very complex sequence as each member displayed a different emotion. There were fights, breaking down, resentment and anger!
Shot over a day and a half at Mumbai’s Atlas mills, the gangs’ headquarters in the film, director Rensil D’Silva describes it as the toughest scene he shot. It was not only in terms of capturing the various emotions of all the actors but was also technically challenging as the lighting had to be used in various hues to enhance the various moods of the characters.
“I cannot divulge which character reacted in what way because that would give the plot away, but we rehearsed the scene for more than half the day. There was a lot of co-ordination, as each actor had to act, or react to the situation differently. Shooting such a scene is also daunting because you have to cover the sequence from several angles with a moving camera. Also in these kind of scenes there is a special kind of mood lighting and a lot of shadow play as you have to go in and out of shadows to reflect the characters’ moods. Co-ordinating several actors, making sure the lighting is right and trying to reflect the mental state of the characters made this sequence extremely challenging,” said D’Silva.
Ungli is produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Karan Johar and co-produced by Apoorva Mehta. It releases on November 28.