August 17, 2011 03:58:35 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
Imagine a beautiful mountain range, a cold breeze touching your skin, romantic mood is in the air and you are half naked in extreme weather!!! How would you feel??? No answer??!! Let's ask the new hunk of B-town Jagrat Desai who had to strip in -2°C temperature at Rohtang Pass.
Jagrat Desai who makes his debut in Bollywood with Deepa Sahi's TERE MERE PHERE - film which takes a comic look at the institution of marriage, had a freezing experience of Bollywood. The scene involved Jagrat Desai and Sasha Goradia newly married couple involved in a huge fight, and Jagrat's task was to cheer up his upset newlywed bride. That sounded simple enough till he heard the plans of director Deepa Sahi.
Deepa wanted Jagrat to strip for the sequence in freezing temperature of Himachal Pradesh. Jagrat went numb just with the thought itself, as Sasha also developed goose bumps thinking if Deepa Sahi had some crazy tasks in store for her too!
Deepa Sahi wanted this comic scene to be absolutely whacky just like Jagrat's character but filled with love and romance in it as the young couple is out on their honeymoon trip. She came up with this cool idea that sent shivers down Jagrat's spine. Well literally!
Says Deepa, "We were supposed to do a song shoot in beautiful location of Rohtang Pass but I wanted to try something that is wacky with this young full of life couple. Seeing both of them in their warm coats gave me this weird thought that what if I have to ask them to take a dip in the water. But then I thought it was really unrealistic and hence the naughty idea of getting Jagrat to take off his trousers and shirt in a spur of moment and doing a jig to patao his wife."
Newbie Jagrat had no choice but perform it to the hilt for his taskmaster. "Putting up a brave act, I tried my best to so there are not many retakes, fortunately the shot came out extremely well but will never be able to forget this freezing shoot," he says, "The movie has been shot in Himachal Pradesh and it was difficult to shoot in extremely low temperatures and Deepaji wanted me to strip for this scene which was being shot at Rohtang. When we reached the location the temperature was -2°C and I had to take off my t-shirt, drop my pants and perform a gig only in boxers. The wind felt as if it was piercing my body but all thanks to the Deepaji, she had ensured there were heavy woolens blankets and shawls to cover me up instantly. With the sound of Deepaji said "cut" crew ran towards me and covered me. The bon fire and hot tea took care of me and the chilling weather thereafter.
So apart from the physical challenge, tough job was to be romantic and have a happy expression please my love."
Deepa Sahi's directorial debut TERE MERE PHERE is romantic road trip comedy with loads of action and thrill. The story is a road trip comedy that unfolds in the picturesque valley of Himachal so most of its shooting happened in the beautiful mountain range. The unseen and undiscovered places have been captured in the film. However Maya Memsaab's debut was not without its tales of excitement. TERE MERE PHERE is releasing on 30th September 2011.