New Delhi: Starring Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma, and Simran Kaur, Gadar 2′, has been a huge financial success. The Anil Sharma-helmed picture opened on August 11 and has now crossed Rs 400 crore mark in the domestic box office. Now, in a recent interview, action director Sham Kaushal has discussed his time spent working with Sunny Deol and the film’s iconic hand pump scene.
The handpump scene directed by Sham Kaushal in ‘Gadar 2’ received the most applause and whistles from moviegoers. The director now explains in detail how the famous scene was created.
Sham Kaushal, father of actor Vicky Kaushal, told India Today, “It started on the page, with the writing and the direction. But executing it was my responsibility. Even a slight change to the closeups in that sequence would have ruined it. My take on it was this, that the handpump wasn’t a handpump, but an even bigger hero than Sunny Deol had suddenly appeared off-screen behind him. We didn’t immediately reveal who he’d seen out of frame, but made it seem like an even bigger Hulk was standing there. Then we added reactions, built tension, and only then did we reveal the handpump. If we’d revealed the handpump immediately, it wouldn’t have been as fun.”
Sham Kaushal also discussed his relationship with Sunny Deol and said, “He is a cool guy, we’d greet each other with a Punjabi jhappi when we’d meet on set. He becomes a different person after start camera action. Otherwise, he is shaant, lagta hai devta ka roop hai (he is very calm on set, and it looks like he’s an avatar of God). He’s a very sweet person, he behaves in a very unhurried manner, but when he is unleashed on screen, it’s like watching a lion.”
‘Gadar 2’ was released on August 11. The movie follows Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) as he rescues his son Jeete (Utkarsh Sharma) from Pakistan.
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