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Here's why Haathi Mere Saathi crew had to change their location from Shanthanpara for shooting

First Published Mar 17, 2021, 11:24 AM IST
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Haathi Mere Saathi team had to relocate their shooting location from Shanthanpara because of natural calamity, flood. Shooting in real locations were risky yet satisfying.

To give viewers an authentic experience, director Prabu Solomon chose some original locations in deep, dense forests. Haathi Mere Saathi cast, including Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain, proved to be daring team players who took on every challenge with enthusiasm.

To give viewers an authentic experience, director Prabu Solomon chose some original locations in deep, dense forests. Haathi Mere Saathi cast, including Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain, proved to be daring team players who took on every challenge with enthusiasm.

A close source who was present at the shooting location shared, "It took a six-hour-long drive from Kochi airport to reach the town close to the forest where we were to shoot. From that town, it was an hour-long uphill off-road journey to the location. That too, only in the forest jeeps and not in the casts' luxury cars. Being a forest, the crew was allowed to shoot only till 5 pm. So the cast had a call time as early as 5 am on most days."

A close source who was present at the shooting location shared, "It took a six-hour-long drive from Kochi airport to reach the town close to the forest where we were to shoot. From that town, it was an hour-long uphill off-road journey to the location. That too, only in the forest jeeps and not in the casts' luxury cars. Being a forest, the crew was allowed to shoot only till 5 pm. So the cast had a call time as early as 5 am on most days."

Rana said, "We shot in some of the toughest locations - 2-3 dense forests in Kerala. The forest near Shanthanpara where we first shot was destroyed by floods, so we had to relocate our shoot location to another forest. Getting to those locations itself was a challenge."

Rana said, "We shot in some of the toughest locations - 2-3 dense forests in Kerala. The forest near Shanthanpara where we first shot was destroyed by floods, so we had to relocate our shoot location to another forest. Getting to those locations itself was a challenge."

The team continued on their quest to another forest caused by natural disasters without dampening their spirits. And they had a great time doing it. Adding further, Rana said, "Apart from the challenging locations, shooting with 30 plus elephants in three different languages was a thrilling experience.

The team continued on their quest to another forest caused by natural disasters without dampening their spirits. And they had a great time doing it. Adding further, Rana said, "Apart from the challenging locations, shooting with 30 plus elephants in three different languages was a thrilling experience.

Be ready to take a ride on this adventurous journey on 26 March 2021 in a theatre near you.

Be ready to take a ride on this adventurous journey on 26 March 2021 in a theatre near you.

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