Pizza delays shoot
The team of producer Indra Kumar and Ashok Thackeria’s Dhamaal, had a real blast.
In a crucial scene the gang of four lovable rogues — Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chowdhury, Javed Jaffrey and Ritiesh Deshmukh — are supposed to steal pizzas from their landlady, and on being found out they have to throw it up on the ceiling to hide it. However, these four pranksters polished off all the pizzas before the shot could be taken. The producer had to order more pizzas at the last minute, which delayed the shoot by a few hours! Recalls Aashish: “We had two kinds of pizzas, some were artificial and magnetic so that when we threw them, they would get stuck on the ceiling. Others were real. And without realising what we were doing, we started eating the real ones. Our director, Indra Kumar was shocked when he realised that there were no pizzas left for close-up shots! Poor Ashok had to order more pizzas for the shoot. Initially, we thought that our director and producer would be very angry but, thank god, they just laughed it off.”