The party Aamir Khan hosted at Taj Land’s End (pictures) on 15th June to celebrate the completion of a decade of his production banner, Aamir Khan Productions, was a wonderfully planned affair. Aamir kept the invitees captivated by screening the making of his banner’s first film, Lagaan.

Aamir Khan and others at party
Aamir Khan’s documentary on Lagaan, directed by his friend, Satyajit Bhatkal, is inspiring take about how no problem on location can bog a unit down if the spirit is intact.

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The docu-drama, titled Madness In The Desert: The Lunacy Of Filmmaking, has been ably directed by Aamir’s friend, Satyajit Bhatkal. It captures the troubles the unit had to face when they shot the landmark film, ‘Lagaan’, in Bhuj in Gujarat. For days together, director Ashutosh Gowariker called the shots on location while lying on a cot as he developed a slipped disc problem because of which the doctor advised him a month’s bed rest. Rather than let the shooting schedule be postponed, Ashutosh kept the show going on by lying down on a cot while directing the artistes. Senior actor A.K. Hangal also fell ill and could barely walk but he completed his shooting before returning to his home in Bombay. The documentary is indeed an inspiring fare about how no problem on location can bog a unit down if the spirit is intact.

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