The cast of ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA had to shoot on a nude beach for two full days. Before you get any ideas, let us tell you that they had their clothes on.
When Hrithik, Farhan, Abhay and Katrina were told that they were shooting on a nude beach, Lloret De Mar, Costa Brava in Spain for ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, they were all okay until they reached there.
It was Katrina's introductory shot. These three boys see her for the first time on the beach and Farhan walks up to strike a conversation with her.
What started as an embarrassing day with constant barricades as people kept walking in frames, became soon a normal day at shoot.
A close hand reveals, "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."
The close hand further adds, "The beach was mesmerizing with white sand and Zoya Akhtar was sure she wanted to capture this in her film. In the beginning the entire cast and crew felt awkward, and they felt well clad or rather odd amongst the rest nude people on the beach. They even had to ensure that nobody came into their frame. After shooting among the Adams and Eves for 12 hours, they got used to the scenes in front of us. It was a beautiful white sand beach and even though they could make-do by shooting elsewhere, logistically this beach was most convenient."
When Zoya had done a recce for the film 6-8months prior, the beach was nearly empty thus she did not anticipate such a situation. However the scene was being shot during vacation time and thus, there were a lot of people and it became problematic.
Says Zoya Akhtar, "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."