Anubhav Sinha shot an important sequence of his forthcoming film "Tum Bin 2" at the same spot in Scotland where a dramatic scene of "Skyfall", featuring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, was canned. The filmmaker says he is a big fan of the James Bond franchise, and is glad that he could get associated with it in some way.
"It was an important scene and I'm a big James Bond fan. The day I decided to shoot 'Tum Bin 2' overseas, this was on my radar. My actors were very excited when I announced we are shooting at the Glen Etive Road which is now called the Skyfall Road," Sinha said in a statement.
"Tum Bin 2" features Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati.
"Unfortunately, all three of them fell sick the day before (the shoot). So this shot was quite hectic and we had to ensure a medical practitioner tagged along with the unit. Plus it's a long winding path, so we initially found it difficult to locate the exact spot where Judi and Daniel shot so we wasted close to half a day locating the exact spot.
"Also, the weather was very unpredictable but during those two hours, the heavens above decided to favour us and it was seamless."
The second instalment of the 2001 film "Tum Bin" franchise is written and directed by Sinha and jointly produced by him and Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series music label.
Shot in the aesthetic landscape of Scotland, "Tum Bin 2" reunites Sinha with Kumar after a gap of 15 years. The film will release on November 18.
Arjun Kapoor had fun because of me: Chetan Bhagat
Author Chetan Bhagat says it is not fair that he writes down kissing scenes in his books and actor Arjun Kapoor gets to do them in their cinematic adaptation.
Bhagat's book "2 States: The Story of My Marriage" was made into a film titled "2 States", which starred Arjun. And now he also features in "Half Girlfriend" -- an adaptation of Bhagat's eponymous book.
"Arjun has had fun in two ways on my account. First, he has never been to IIM, St Stephen's, Bill Gates Foundation, or United Nations. But in my books, and then films, the character is from St Stephen's who joins the United Nations. In '2 States', he became an IIM student," Bhagat said in a statement.
He added: "Another is that I write all the kissing scenes, but he gets to do it. Isn't this unfair? I have seen that there are six takes for one scene, what is this? I also suggested them that I can show how it needs to be done, but they don't allow me to do it."
The author's other books have also been made into films. While "3 Idiots" was based on "Five Point Someone", "Hello" was based on "One Night @ The Call Centre" and "The Three Mistakes of My Life" was adapted as "Kai Po Che!".
Bhagat expressed his views in a broadcast of Neha Dhupia's audio talk "#NoFilterNeha". He spoke in Hindi.
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