“It was a big hassle…” Ayan Mukerji talks 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'
It looks like the unit of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani had a blast while shooting, if the trailers of the film are anything to go by. But director Ayan Mukerji says the production was not without its challenges.
Parts of the film were shot in Himachal Pradesh as well as in Kashmir, and the weather conditions at the time of the shoot in January weren't great. However, the cast and crew had no choice but to deal with the situation.
"It was a big hassle to take food to that height, so everyone had to survive on eggs and instant noodles for a few days," said a source close to the unit of the film to IANS.
Likewise, in Himachal Pradesh, the weather conditions were a big problem for the entire cast.
"It was very cold. And the hotel in which Ranbir and Deepika stayed, had power cuts for several hours a day. There were no heaters either," the source added.
However, Mukerji said the adventure was totally worth it.
"Our first schedule was in Manali. We were depicting a trek in the movie, so we consciously chose locations that were offbeat and in the middle of nowhere. Jalori Pass, especially, was a crazy location. It was a steep, uphill climb to reach the location, a real trek of sorts.
"However, our shoot ended up being even more fun because of all this. It was perhaps the best schedule of the film," he added.
Produced by Karan Johar, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani stars Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur. It hits theatres worldwide on 31 May 2013.
Check out the trailer of this fresh looking film below.