It is definitely not easy to make a very special and a very intense film like Gunday. Ali Abbas Zafar, the talented and hardworking director talks about it all, revealing how incredibly difficult it was, to shoot for Gunday.
Most of the filming of Gunday was done in the coal mines of Ranigunj and that they had to do under scorching hot sun and sometimes even in rain. Talking about all that, here’s what Ali Abbas Zafar says,
“We shot at Raniganj which has many coal-mines. The temperature was about 44 degrees and it would be all hot and sweaty. Once we also had a bout of rain when we were filming! We had a cast and crew of about 200 people. Arjun and Ranveer, will be seen running in GUNDAY, from the time they’re kids till they grow up and up to the very end. There were all kinds of natural barriers that we faced during the shooting of GUNDAY. Coal is called the black gold and in the sunlight it would bounce off light during the shoot. But I give full credit to my cast and crew for co-operating with me and making it all seem so effortless!”
Gunday is dedicated to Yash Chopra’s memory and do you know why that is? Ali Abbas Zafar reveals how Yash ji thought that Gunday was similar to his Kaala Patthar. “’I sat in Yashji’s (late Yash Chopra) room and gave him a three-hour narration about the subject of GUNDAY,” reveals Ali, ”At the end of it, all that Yashji said was that, ‘You will be doing my film.’ And we have dedicated this film to him. Yashji did do ‘Kaala Patthar’ based on coal mines and I was quite inspired by it” was what he said, talking about that.
After such great efforts have been put into the movie, it is bound to become a hit we’d say!