Bhangarh fort at Alwar in Rajasthan is said to be Asia’s most haunted site, and that’s where director Jitender Pawar, who had visited the fort earlier, set his story. The belief is that anyone who visits the place in the night never comes back alive. To play it safe, the shootings were scheduled during the days. “Interestingly, we were witness to some strange happenings, but thankfully they were all positive. For instance, when we were heading to the fort on the first day of the shoot, the brake of the vehicle in which we were travelling, failed. The driver steered to a side and managed to stop in the jungle. The miracle was, that the brakes started working after a few minutes. Then one day, it started raining during the shoot bringing work to a halt. I went into the room where the beautiful princess Ratnavati’s (whose ghost is supposed to haunt the fort) used to live and prayed, and miraculously the rain stopped,” revealed the debutant director who was chief assistant director of the upcoming film Amma Ki Boli.
The film is about five friends who plan a reunion party at Bhangarh. The cast includes upcoming actors and newcomers like Suzanna Mukherjee, an MTV Roadies finalist, Manish Chaudhary, lead of an upcoming movie Vande Jaatram, Rachit Behi, lead artist from the musical Zangoora and others. The film is slated to release in this June.
Old world charm
Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan were spotted shooting for Singham 2 around the Mahim dargah, a historical site in Mumbai, last week. The shoot, which went on for two days, included portions where Devgn (as Singham) has to hunt down a goon and looks for clues which could lead to him, around the dargah.Rohit Shetty, who is directing the sequel, could not be spotted. The action flick is slated for an August 15 release.
Kill Dil in Lavasa
Off for a ride
Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra were snapped while shooting for their film Kill Dil in Lavasa. Both actors, who were on horseback, dressed in bright coloured clothes in what seems like a fun sequence. While Singh looked quite comfortable, Chopra looked a bit perplexed. Kill Dil, which also has Govinda in a pivotal role, is directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Yash Raj Studios. It releases on November 14.