Neerraj Pathak, who grew up in Udaipur, always dreamed of making a film in the city where he was born. His dream now comes true as he shoots for Bhaiyyaji Superhit, starring the big brother of Bollywood Sunny Deol.
Neerraj’s fond childhood memories made him return to the city with a camera to capture the charm of the city. “I was born and brought up in Udaipur, and it was there that the dream of becoming a filmmaker took shape. So it was always a dream to shoot in my own city with my own people. Thankfully with this film, I got a chance to capture the beauty of the places I grew up playing with my friends,” shares Neerraj. The movie whose shooting schedule lasts 45 days, has Arshad Warsi, Preity Zinta and Ameesha Patel besides Sunny Deol.
Pooja Bhatt, who was in Udaipur earlier this year shooting for her film Bad, had a bad experience with the authorities there. Whereas Neerraj who is a local, is thankful to the local administration for their cooperation and support they gave him.
He adds, “If we go by the rules and regulations, nothing seems to come our way. We need to adjust according to the norms. It’s been almost 20 days that we have been shooting in the city and nearby areas and we haven’t faced any problems yet. The local administration and police department have been continuously supporting us in every possible way. In fact we had a shoot on Ganesh Chaturthi, and owing to security reasons, the collector and other officials especially asked us to not shoot on that particular day. The security of my artistes is my prime concern, so we cancelled our shoot and resumed the next day.”
Sunny Deol will be next seen in Singh Saab The Great.