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It was NOT just a shoot

Posted on by Filmy Keeda

The racketiness of setting up the mise-en-scene finally woke me up even though I had opened my eyes two hours back then. Not being much of a morning person, I loathe reporting early in the morning for shoots. The sole reason behind my conquest was the thrill to meet directors like Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra and Chakri Toleti. The sullen hushed go-down of Chandivali Studio, Mumbai was illuminated and the cackling of the crew members made it come alive. An artist set out, swayed his arms with the spray bottle to make the wall graffiti which said, “It’s your Life, Make it Large.” The letters L-A-R-G-E seemed to leave the wall and loom in front of my eyes. I kept pondering over it, actually I’m still hung over it, still wondering how to make it large. I saw the large cameras, lights, the boom-mic, the light stands, the director’s chair, everything in the studio appeared like a dream to me. In the next few hours large directors started flooding in in their large cars. I got a load of the cars and the men inside them. One word I’d use to describe that feeling: Elated. Even two years back, when I had just entered college, I never imagined that I would go places I dreamt of going, meet people whom I’ve longed to see. How can I explain in words the wilderness of this film industry- of greeting the eminent directors- of breathing in the aroma of a glamorous brave new world- and of course of the cry of “Rolling-Lights-Camera-Action”! The shoot started with Sudhir Mishra. As soon as he sat on the Director’s chair I could visualize his films like Chameli, Hazaaron Khawaishein Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindag, etc. floating in front of my eyes like visual-floaters after staring at something very bright for a long time and that happened with Anurag Kashyap as well. In fact when Anurag Kashyap sat on the chair not only did I visualize some scenes from his films, I also started hearing gunshots with the song Emotional Atyachaar! Chakri Toleti is this very sweet man who is always smiling! I went up to him and wished him luck for Billa 2. He smiled and said, “Thank you! Thank you!” I reached the zenith of happiness after speaking to him! But in my heart I wished luck for myself, because I so wanted to make it large like these directors. Who doesn’t?


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