Ajay Devgn's ambitious directorial venture SHIVAAY is gaining all the attention, not just because it's Ajay's second directorial venture after years but also for the fact that it is being approached as one of the toughest film. Right from day one when its motion posters and creatives were revealed to fans, the idea of the film being rough tough was clear enough.
||AJAY DEVGN ON THE SETS OF SHIVAAY
For all those who can't wait for SHIVAAY to come to theaters, here's a very special sneak peak of the megastar shooting at a height of a staggering 2914 meters above sea level!! Situated in the Balkan Range of Mountains, Devgn chose the Vihren peak due to its impressive and powerfully dominating presence with its breathtaking high wall.
We hear, Devgn and his team were shooting at the highest peak of Bulgaria's Pirin Mountain's at Vihren peak in Bansko. Interestingly in 2014 the Winter Olympics were housed in the resort below the Vihren peak that Ajay Devgn decided to shoot on. There was heavy snowfall the night before and the temperatures unusually were running record low at the time for the season. Due to the extreme cold, Devgn suddenly got hypothermia. Doctors advised at least two days of rest, but Ajay Devgn being a committed man was back in 30 mins in spite of the temperature that they were shooting in. It was -19 degrees celsius.
The Doctor attributed Devgn's sudden Hypothermia to very tough terrain and lack of adequate warm clothing. While the unit was exhausted but prepped for the cold, bundled in layers of woolens; Devgn was in costume and was only clad in a T shirt and a jacket. Also the level of altitude mixed with the chopper hovering over his head blew a lot of snow and ice around the area where Devgn was isolated for these critical shots.
The mountain specialists and guide on the shoot was also very worried as this is not a usual shoot that he has guided before.The Bulgarian crew, though used to extreme cold conditions, was also very worried at the 40mins non-stop chopper shoot that Ajay Devgn pulled off on top of the Vihren Peak while all the crew waited on a safe point below.
Meanwhile in between all this the crew was very tense, and was trying to make frantic calls as they had to source a doctor on top of the mountain which was a trek and two ski lifts away. But we hear, Ajay Devgn jumped back into action in 30 mins and did not let the day go waste.
After wrapping up the shoot, actor Ajay Devgn also posted a video from the peak and raved about his team on a micro-blogging site by writing, “When the going gets tough, tough get going! Heartfelt thanks to fantastic TeamShivaay for an Extreme Bulgaria shoot.”
With Ajay putting his all the energies and efforts behind SHIVAAY, we are sure the project will reach at its ‘peak' at BO too and make a mark come Diwali!
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