Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Irrfan Khan along with his nine year old son, Babil and the crew of Teesri Manzil 302 survived a near fatal experience off the coasts of Pattaya recently; after filming for a song sequence in the film.
The local Thai crew members had forewarned the unit about high tidal waves after sunset. However, Irrfan, co-stars Lucky Ali, Deepal Shaw and director Navneet Baj Saini were too absorbed in taking shots of the dusk, and thereafter faced the rough weather. They boarded a speed boat which had an engine failure; rescue teams could not be contacted as networks were down. 20 feet high waves kept thrashing at them. The panic stricken team was however rescued as they luckily got connected to the rescue service from Pattaya.
A special rescue team came in and towed the disabled boat carrying the cast and crew members to the mainland.