Today has been much awaited. At least by the little girls who train with us at Sports Authority of India (SAI), Kandivali. Awaiting Jazbaa that hits theatres today.
Exactly a month ago, on 9th Sep 2015, the last few shots for Aishwarya Rai’s latest film Jazbaa were taken at the SAI running track. Preparation at the ground started the previous day – clean-up, painting, flags, banners, stage, backdrops. Everything that would come in the line of the lens was made perfect for the shoot.
Word spread that the film crew was looking for small girls of approximately 10 years of age and for ladies, to run in the film. The scene that was going to be shot was a school sports day where there would be a baton relay with the girls and their mothers. They needed people for the crowd too.
Shooting happened from morning to evening that day. The place was full of safari-suited security guards keeping the unwanted athletes off the ground. The coaches who train their wards at SAI were very much in the limelight, being in full control of the proceedings during the shoots. Some of us, including me, who went in the evening were lucky enough to see some of the final takes of the film. Action, cut! Action, cut!
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