Abhishek Kapoor is almost done with the final edit of his upcoming film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor in the lead. The shoot of the film happened between October and December last year, which was still pretty much the peak Covid-season. However, despite all the preventions, there were a lot of people who tested positive a few days before the shoot.
“The enemy seemed to be everywhere. We had a unit of 200-300 people, everyone wearing a mask, and through all that to maintain your focus and stay true to the narrative, to keep the actors calm and help them concentrate on their performances, was a completely new animal to handle. A day before the shoot was to start, 10-12 members tested positive. Fortunately, it turned out that the test kits were hypersensitive, picking up anything that came to a Covid trace because when re-tested, these same people tested negative and the film could roll and complete on schedule,” says Abhishek Kapoor while talking to Free Press Journal about the same.
Abhishek Kapoor also feels that even though the second wave took more lives, during the first wave people were absolutely clueless about what had hit them, and how to protect themselves from it.
While Chandigarh has been shown in numerous films before, Abhishek Kapoor believes that he had never seen the city in the same way which he came to know during the shoot of the film. “I never saw Chandigarh in our movies the way I saw it. It’s a beautiful city to live in, the people, food, and weather were great,” gushes Abhishek in the same interview.
Abhishek Kapoor also opened up that the title of the movie, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, was suggested by Ayushamann Khurrana. Abhishek is happy with the way the movie has shaped up, and hopefully, soon we will get to see the film.