Ashutosh Gowariker attempted to do what very few Bollywood filmmakers have done – he shot for an entire song in one go for his forthcoming romantic comedy “What’s Your Rashee?”.
The song “Aaja lehrate” was shot using a five camera set-up and was shot in a continuous take, a source from the sets of the film told IANS.
Set in a pub, the song has been choreographed by Rajeev Surti and features lead actors Priyanka Chopra and Hurman Baweja.
“Shooting the song in one go meant that for every take the actors had to perform the entire song again if anything went wrong. This was extremely tiring for Hurman because of the energy required in his movements. And things went worse when Priyanka fell extremely ill during the filming of the song,” the source said.
“What’s Your Rashee” is based on a Gujarati novel “Kimball Ravenswood” by noted playwright Madhu Rye. It revolves around a young man in pursuit of his dream girl, whom he must find within 10 days to save his family from an unforeseen ordeal. The film is set to release Sep 25.
In 1967, the song “Hothon pe aisi baat” from “Jewel Thief” featuring Vyjayanthimala and Dev Anand had been shot in one go. So also was “Chale jaise hawaayien” in Farah Khan’s debut directorial venture “Main Hoon Na” (2004).