Barun Sobti in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon
If this man looks cool… all credit goes to him! It is 38 degrees celsius and he is wearing a black jacket in the blazing sun. We had waited for over four hours to get the right look for him. The tie that had been selected for him to wear in this scene appeared to “burn out” on camera on the blazing sun. The Star network has just gone HD and we were shooting with a new type of camera and hence, the unforeseen result. Blackberries swung into action as we tried on all the ties that we had in our costume box, clicked pictures and mailed them to the channel in Bombay. After every mail was sent, we waited with baited breath for their reply. As the Blackberries beeped signaling a reply, everybody would open the mail with expectant faces only to get a single word reply – NO! We raided the wardrobe of the location owner, sent people to buy different ties from various shops around the place we were shooting but all in vain.
Finally, someone (I don’t remember who), discovered a scarf(cravat) lying buried in the costume trunk and we decided to give that a shot. By this time Barun’s neck was almost beginning to bruise from having tried so many ties! A picture of Barun with the cravat was taken and sent to the channel. No reply. All the people marked on the mail started looking at their Blackberries and shaking them. What was taking so long? Why weren’t the people at Star replying? As the minutes passed by, the usually noisy unit became silent but a strange hope emerged – if it was taking this long, surely they were deliberating and discussing, so maybe it wasn’t a bad thing after all!!! Sure enough. As all the Blackberries went off in sync, everyone’s faces lit up with joy – GO AHEAD, was the reply. Everybody swung into action – the cravat was adjusted, the black jacket was put on, makeup was touched up and the camera started rolling. Everybody had managed to keep their cool – the crew and the actor!
A new camera. A tie. A four hour wait. Just another day on the shoot.
Sanaya’s hair and makeup being fixed between takes
Thanks for all the wonderful responses to the last post. The above picture is another aspect of us getting ready.
Maan,Nissar,Gul, Anand,Rohini and Barun at the IPKKND shoot
As we get ready for the launch off our new show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, which goes on air on Star plus at 8 PM next Monday, on 6 June 2011, things are really, really hectic on all fronts.
The expectations from this show are very high and due to a series of unfortunate events, we have been under a lot of pressure to deliver the goods. But all in all the show is looking good, the actors and technicians have all done a fabulous job and we hope that it all pays off.
Comparisons to our previous show, GEET are bound to happen but we don’t quite see what the fuss is all about. What is strange is that the very people who loved us for giving them a show like Geet are now somehow feeling very betrayed that we have started producing a new show. People are coming out into the streets claiming that Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon is a copy of Geet, even before it has started. What is the matter? A love story is a love story is a love story. Boy meets girl-boy loses girl-boy gets girl… Isn’t that what all love stories are all about?
Anyway, without spoiling our mood and yours just let us say that Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon is going to be full of surprises for all of you. The hard work, sweat, blood [quite literally] and tears of the past eight months is going to be presented before you on your television screens next Monday at 8 PM. Support us, spread the word and watch it next week and tell us what you think.