While Sonakshi Sinha’s character Harpreet aka Happy in Eros International & Aanand L Rai’s Colour Productions’ Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi hails from Amritsar, the makers had to shoot a scene featuring her in a crowded market area.
In spite of trying to achieve it with as much production strength and planning as possible, a massive crowd turned up which was uncontrollable and finally filmmaker Mudassar Aziz had to cancel the shot! It became extremely difficult to even escort Sonakshi back to her car.
Mudassar informs, “We had ample security but the kind of crowd that turned out, it was not easy for four to five security personnel to handle the situation and I had to step in. Since I was closest to Sonakshi, I somehow managed to take her safely to the car,” and elaborates, “There was an over enthusiastic person who was trying to reach out to Sonakshi for a picture and since I was coming in his way, he let his elbow go on my back which kept paining for the next two days.”
The team came up with a plan the following day when Mudassar kept a camera in a car throughout and escorted Sonakshi to the location in a burkha! She got rid of the burkha in the middle of the road when everything was absolutely ready and the team managed to get the shot!
Presented by Eros International and Aanand L Rai, A Colour Yellow Production produced by Aanand L Rai & Krishika Lulla, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi releases on August 24.