It made for a perfect setting. With Sunny Leone leading her band of 100 skimpily dressed girls, the tranquility of the Sunset Resort at Morjim in Goa was shattered.
Gyrating to the tunes of Bheega yeh tera badan, for Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, choreographer Vishnu Devaa was spotted giving instructions and rehearsing with the dancers, even as director Devang Dholakia and debutant producer Mukesh Purohit sit under a huge beach umbrella watching the proceedings.
The peppy track has been crooned by Ikka Singh, Neha Kakkar and Arko Pravo Mukherjee. Explaining the scene that they were going to shoot that day, Dholakia says that it is Leone’s introductory song as well as the promotional song of the film. It is here that the hot-shot business man, Ram Kapoor catches a glimpse of Leone and starts fantasising about her.
Leone who plays an actress in the film, says, “I play an actress in the film, and while I am shooting for a fun song, Kapoor who plays a rich business man, sees me and falls in love with me.”The mishapDevaa is busy giving instructions to the dancers, 70 of whom are foreigners while 30 are locals. When Leone joins them, the pace picks up. Facing the camera she precariously balances a champage bottle while cavorting to the beats on her three inch high heels.
As the director gives the nod of approval, there is a slight accident as Leone slips andfalls. “There was some soapy water,” she says, regainingher composure quickly. Nonchalantly, she cleans her palm with an antiseptic lotion and applies a bandaid, before gliding into the water to continue with the shoot.
“Did you see that?” Sunny is a professional. Nothing can stop her when she is working. I am so glad to work with her, as this is my first independent Hindi film assignment (he has earlier worked as Prabhudeva’s assistant),” says Devaa, a sentiment that is echoed by Purohit, who says that it was great fun working with Leone and Kapoor.
Evelyn Sharma who plays the girlfriend of Kapoor’s son in the film, walks in on the set,dressed casually. Soaking in the cool breeze and the sun, Sharma says that since she still has time on her hand, she will change into a bikini as that is what she will be wearing in the scene scheduled to be shot. A major portion of Kuch Kuch… has been shot in Malaysia, and with this song, the film shall go into post-production and will release on May 8.