June 22, 2011
Hrithik & Katrina Had To Shoot On A Nude Beach In Spain
Imagine what happens when the hottest Indian stars, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, shoot on a nude beach! The duo had a tough time shooting on the Lloret De Mar, Costa Brava beach in Spain for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara . And before you assume anything… they were fully clothed!
When Hrithik and Katrina along with Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol were told by director Zoya Akhtar that they had to shoot on the beach for two days continuously, they were fine with it until they reached the location. It is Katrina’s introductory shot. The three boys see her for the first time on the beach and Farhan walks up to strike a conversation with her.
When Zoya had done a recce for the film 6-8 months before the shoot, the beach was nearly empty. So she did not anticipate any problems. However the scene was being shot during vacation time when there were a lot of people roaming in nude on the nude and it became problematic to film the scene.
A unit-member from the film’s crew says, “The beach is mesmerizing with white sand and Zoya Akhtar was sure she wanted to capture this in her film. But when the cast and crew reached on the location they felt awkward. They felt overtly clad and rather odd amongst the rest on the beach who were nude. Moreover the unit had to ensure that nobody comes into their frame”.
“However within couple of hours the unit forgot where they were shooting and got down to work. It was really crazy at the beginning with no one knowing where to frame, where to sit and where to put things. But after shooting among the Adams and Eves for 12 hours, we all got used to the scenes in front of us.”
Ask Zoya Akhtar about this particular scene and she reminisces, “It was a task to ensure that that no one else was in frame, as we did not want to go under the scanner of the censor board. So the entire crew was on high alert”.
The unit-member adds, “It was a beautiful white sand beach and even though they could make-do by shooting elsewhere, logistically this beach was most convenient.” Source