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When Akshay questioned Tony on BLUE

October 1, 2009 4:39:12 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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In a few days from now, BLUE would be there for everyone to see. Touted to be India's first underwater film which would actually go on to match international standards of film making, BLUE promises to bring with it some never seen before visuals and stunts. Considering the fact that Akshay Kumar, the antagonist of the film, has been known for breaking the barriers when it comes to action flicks, what was his reaction when Anthony D'Souza a.k.a. Tony first came to him with the idea of BLUE?

''The first thing I did was watch straight into his eyes and ask him - 'Do you actually think you are capable enough of making a film of this scale, genre and setting? You may say that you want to shoot the film in space or on the moon but kehna alag hai aur karna alag! So how will you actually shoot the film?' - reveals Akshay.

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As things turned out, Tony had done his homework well in advance and showed some of his work from the past which included certain advertisements he had directed as well as some groundwork on BLUE.

''Honestly, it all led me to at least started lending an ear to him'', confesses Akshay, ''I became further and further immersed into knowing how he was going to execute BLUE. After all there were also going to be extreme stunts in it and that too under water. Then Tony also showed me the work of the DOP. He is the same guy who has also shot PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. He even made me talk to him and once I did that, I was quite satisfied that at least Tony had his heart in the right place and he had done his homework well.''


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