The team of Shaitan celebrated an early Diwali, complete with firecrackers and noise for the film! The scene had to be shot at Marine Drive in Mumbai, and turned out to be quite a celebration! Says a source “The team was shooting for a scene at Marine Drive but a few minutes into the shoot and they were pulled in to join in the celebrations with the crowd –Kalki Koechlin, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shiv Pandit, Kirti Kulhari and Gulshan Deviah quite literally celebrated Diwali on Marine Drive.”
On an impromptu decision, director Bejoy Nambiar decided to keep the cameras rolling-“Bijoy thought the scene looked real and vibrant and hence let the camera roll – the bunch literally interacted with random people on the streets and celebrated the festival with them,” adds the source.
Kalki Goes Skin Deep
But it’s not only the director who decided to go one step further for his film. Kalki found a novel way to get into character for her role as a spoilt brat in the film. Prior to the shooting of the film, she got rid of her current play list on her ipod and replaced them with dark and morbid music to get under the skin of her character. She kept listening to gloomy goth songs right until she finished shooting and dubbing for the film.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap and co-produced by Tipping Point Films, ‘Shaitan’ is a film on teenage angst and the rebellious attitudes of youth in metropolitans, where one night of drunken partying leads to twists in events. The thriller is set to hit theatres on 10th June, 2011.