November 12, 2010 04:02:18 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Makers of F.A.L.T.U. have wrapped up the principal shoot of their youth entertainer in an extensive shooting schedule in Mauritius. The cast and crew was almost permanently stationed in the University of Mauritius where a major portion of the film is shot. Once seen on screen, this should also bring in an element of nostalgia for the viewers. Reason being that this is the same university where Shah Rukh, Kajol and Rani starrer KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI was shot.
"This university was just the right setting for our film", exclaims Jackky Bhagnani, the leading man in F.A.L.T.U., "Ours is a young film and has an fun filled entertainment quotient to it. The film involves a lead of actors other than me who are playing good supporting roles. Other than that there are dozens of students who are required for continuity purpose."
When released, KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI was hailed not just for the various moments that it brought with it but also the visuals that complimented the rich look of its setting. On lines of Riverdale setting of Archie comics, the University of Mauritius came in handy with Shah Rukh, Kajol and Rani filling in the shoes of Archie, Betty and Veronica.
"Well, you have to wait and watch to see how we have used the same setting for F.A.L.T.U.", wings Jackky, "What I can promise though is that the University acts not only as a platform to aid in visual treatment but also as a setting which compliments the flavour of the film and it's core subject."
Marking the debut of ex-Miss India Pooja Gupta as the leading lady, F.A.L.T.U. is a Vashu Bhagnani production that also sees Riteish Deshmukh and Arshad Warsi in special appearances with Chandan Roy Sanyal and Akbar Khan playing other important roles.