The team shot the film’s opening scenes, which showcase Saif’s character’s life as a professional chef.
Saif Ali Khan has wrapped up the final schedule of Raja Krishna Menon’s gastronomical comedy, ‘Chef’, last week in New York before leaving for London. The actor and the crew who were shooting in sub-zero temperature were hit by a snowstorm which led to below zero temperature.
Film produced by Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra, the team shot the film’s opening scenes, which showcase Saif’s character’s life as a professional chef, in the week-long New York schedule. He later leaves his life in the Big Apple behind to start a food truck in India.
The major chunks were shot in a restaurant, a diner, a bar and on the streets of Manhattan in sub-zero temperatures. Though it was miserably cold, the weather worked in the film’s favour as the script demanded snowfall. Raja said, “We have portrayed a unique side of New York, shot in places where our films rarely go to.We were hit by a snowstorm and the temperature dipped to below zero. It was really sporting of Saif and my crew to shoot in such extreme conditions so that we could use it to our advantage and create the exact mood I had envisaged for this section of the film.“
The film is a remake of Hollywood comedy-drama by the same name and is slated to release on July 14.