But as word got around (and it being a holiday), a huge strong crowd gathered from the Rajpath right down to India Gate making it almost impossible for Saif and Kareena to shoot. Not many stars can shoot at Rajpath and India Gate, as it's a crowded place. Aamir Khan shot there during Rang De Basanti but even he didn't garner this huge a crowd! When Saif and Kareena turned up it was almost as if all of Delhi had turned up!
It was madness with the unit trying to control the crowd. Saif and Kareena couldn't step out as the crowd kept yelling and screaming." The source adds, "This was Saif and Kareena's first shoot at Rajpath and India Gate and even the crew wasn't expecting a mammoth turnout. The duo came on the sets at 7 am and gave a couple of shots after which the crowd got wind of what was going on and then shooting became impossible.
Line producer Mariket had to finally jump into the field along with the security guards and request the crowd to remain in control. After much persuasion, they managed to clear the masses and complete the shoot. Fortunately, the crowd wasn't unruly but very well-behaved." Saif says, "It's a public place and there are bound to be people. The crowds were very well behaved and treated us with respect.
I love shooting in Delhi as it has great hotels and great food. One can work in the day and relax at night. Delhi is a great place to stay for a short while." While Kareena adds, "Shooting in Delhi was nice but hectic and crowded with so many people consisting of the fans and paparazzi following us around."
Producer Karan Johar says, "A big crowd had collected at India Gate and Rajpath but eventually, we managed to complete the shoot. We had the required permits and adequate security who handled the situation extremely well. The shooting was bang in the middle of Rajpath but everything was well managed." Is Rensil's film called Jehaad?
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have become shoot-stoppers now! Everyone wants to see the hottest lovebirds in B-Town. Last week, when both were shooting for Rensil D' Silva's untitled debut film (produced by Karan Johar) in Delhi, a huge crowd kept gathering until the administration brought things under control. Says a unit member, "Last Sunday, when Saif and Kareena started shooting for Rensil's film at India Gate at 7 am, it was reasonably peaceful and empty.