The actress Kajol believes that “women and heroines all over the world” should be praised for finishing shoots under difficult circumstances for their films or other projects. She’s entitled to say this. Kajol disclosed that the song Mere Haath Mein was recorded in Poland at -27 degrees Celsius while commemorating the 17th anniversary of her 2006 film Fanaa. This is not everything. She was forced to dress in little more than a “thin chiffon salwar kameez on a frozen lake, with the wind chill” making the situation worse. The contrast was that her co-star Aamir Khan “had bought himself a nice thick jacket from the local market just for the shoot.” They worked so hard, but it was all for nothing since “the whole song was scrapped and reshot” on a Mumbai set.
Mere Haath Mein was playing in the backdrop of a clip Kajol uploaded that featured scenes from the film Fanaa. She wrote: “One of my many ‘comebacks’ (referring to rumours of her return from maternity leave), but Zooni (the name of her character) will always be important to me since I just had to be me without my spectacles. I love nerds! And because you all like my recollections, allow me to share some more with you.
With the wind chill factor taken into account, Kajol said, “Poland was -27 degrees centigrade on the first day of filming, and I was wearing a flimsy chiffon salwar kameez on a frozen lake… On the other hand, Aamir Khan had specifically purchased a lovely, heavy jacket for the shoot from the neighbourhood market (rolling eyes emojis). His visage therefore lacked the inherent suffering that I could see on my frozen face! When we returned to Mumbai, the entire song was deleted and RESHOT, which was the icing on the cake of the entire situation! Can we all please give a standing ovation to the women and heroines throughout the world who go through all of this and worse simply to appear good?
One of my oh so many “comebacks” but Zooni will always be memorable to me since I just had to be me without my glasses. And because you all like my recollections, allow me to share some more with you.
On the first day of the filming in Poland, it was -27 degrees Celsius, and I…
Kunal Kohli directed the film Fanaa. One of his “most beloved cinematic experiences” is it. He retweeted Kajol’s post and added: “One of my greatest cinematic moments. Being on set with you every day!”