Did you know shooting’Haathi Mere Saathi’ was a challenging experience for the entire team. Director Prabhu Solomon chose some real locations situated in deep dense forest to give an authentic experience to the audience.
But that’s wasn’t all, this movie was one of the big projects. Talking more about the shooting of the film director Prabhu Solomon says, “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.”
Shares Rana, “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 carried on their endeavour to another forest without letting the natural calamities dampen their mojo. And they truly enjoyed the experience.
Recalls Rana, “Apart from the challenging locations, shooting with 30 plus elephants in three different languages was a thrilling experience.”
Woah! That sure sounds like a shooting experience Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Zoya Hussain and the other cast and crew members of Haathi Mere Saathi will remember for the rest of their lives.
Get ready to be a part of this journey on 26 March, 2021 in a theatre near you!