Archive for Homi Adajania
If there’s one thing you see unfailingly in practically every single Hindi movie, it’s the park.
Only did you realise there’s more to it than taking a jog or reading the newspaper?
Thanks to Bollywood, we’ve learned it’s many recreational and romantic possibilities.
Bollywood shows you how to use a park!
Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty in Cocktail
As his next on counter-terrorism, Phantom, readies for release, Saif Ali Khan talks about his penchant for action
You seem to have developed a penchant for action. After Agent Vinod and Bullett Raja, you now have Kabir Khan’s Phantom.
I’ve come to realise action can be strenuous, but also fun. One sequence needed me to chase this dreaded terrorist. And I find the nearest gun, a huge M60, almost rip it off its hinges like Rambo, and run after him in the war-torn corridors of Beirut. And then execute him point blank with this ‘cannon’. Only, it’s much easier said than done because you can’t run with that thing. So I asked the crew to give me a dummy else people will be wondering why I’m not running as fast. But luckily, the scene isn’t looking so bad. It’s so heavy, the gun, it’s like carrying Katrina (Kaif, co-actor) or something. Not that I mean she’s huge, but I had to carry it and run.
But the Beirut schedule was also bad. I was trying to be realistic, sprinting all over, falling in mud. And mud carries lot of disease, generally, like tetanus. So I fell sick during the shoot. Kareena (Kapoor, wife) was visting and she told me ‘Let’s go out’ but I had fever and we had to remain indoors. She was really unimpressed for three days. I mean, you don’t get to go to Beirut every day.