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A vehicle (Qualis) with the Mumbai police logo was required for a particular underwater sequence that had to be shot at Pinewood Studios in London. Realizing the urgency of the Qualis for that single scene, she ensured that the vehicle was shipped all the way to London.
Aamir, who plays a senior police officer in this action-thriller needed to shoot a scene where the vehicle that he is driving falls into the water. And since Qualis is the vehicle that he drives throughout the movie, it was important for it to be shipped to London to maintain the extension of the shot.
“We have two underwater sequences in the film and initially we had planned to shoot this scene in a diving academy in Khopoli,” says Reema. “But unfortunately, we had certain issues with the filtration of the water. After we finished the first sequence, we realised that we didn’t have the clarity we needed. Then we decided to shoot in a studio in London, as we didn’t want to go ahead with something that we were not 100 per cent sure of.”
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The production team had to get the permission of the Mumbai Police. Also the scene had to be shot in London because the water in the area selected for the shoot in India was too fuzzy to allow for a clear shot.
Though Aamir is always credited for such perfectionism, Reema says the idea to re-shoot abroad was hers.
“All the three producers, Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and Aamir Khan were supportive,” she says.
Also starring Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor TALAASH releases on November 30, 2012.