“If you look closely during the song I had long hair"
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan shared a throwback picture on Instagram as well as divulging a continuity error in the song, ‘Tere Bina’ from the 2007 film Guru.
Ever since the lockdown, Bollywood celebrities have been sharing numerous throwback pictures with their fans on social media.
Sharing a behind-the-scenes picture on Instagram from the Madurai sets of Mani Ratnam’s Guru (2007). He captioned it:
“#flashbackfriday On the sets of Guru in October 2006 in Madurai. Mani has decided to shoot the song Tere Bina (my all time favourite) much after we had finished principle photography.”
Alongside filming for Guru (2007), Abhishek was amid shooting for his film, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007). He said:
“If you look closely during the song I had long hair, which I had grown for my film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007).
“Since this shoot happened in the middle of JBJ’s shoot (Shaad, the director of JBJ can never say no to Mani as he used to be Mani’s assistant and considers him to be like family, hence adjusted his dates to enable this shoot) I just shaved my beard but obviously couldn’t cut my hair.
“They used to pin up my hair during this shoot to look shorter and match the continuity look of Gurukant Desai.
“This photo was taken whilst I was seeing the playback of the now famous scene where Guru says the famous dialogue, “When people start speaking against you, understand that you are progressing.”
“Mani, last minute decided to include this scene in the film. So we used to shoot all night for the song, sleep a couple of hours and then shoot this scene in the daytime in the patio of the hotel we were staying at in Madurai. I think it was the Taj.”
Abhishek Bachchan continued to mention that one of his closest friends, Gaurav, visited him on the set. He said:
“A fun fact. Also seen in this photo is one of my best friends Gaurav. Babu, as I fondly call him had come to visit me and Aishwarya during the shoot as he stays in Chennai.
“Just as we were about to begin the scene Mani decided he wanted to shoot this scene in OS (over the shoulder) of the “minister”.
“Since we didn’t have an actor on hand, they (Mani and @dirrajivmenon [also seen in this photo]) literally put a very reluctant Babu into the shot as he was on set watching the shoot and made him into the “minister”.
“I don’t think he will ever forgive us for doing that to him and he has since never visited any shoot of mine!”
There is no doubt this revelation and throwback picture delighted Abhishek’s fan following.
Currently, Abhishek is in lockdown with his wife Aishwarya Rai, daughter Aaradhya Bachchan and father Amitabh Bachchan.
His mother Jaya Bachchan is currently residing in Delhi and is unable to return home because of the coronavirus lockdown.