"I was shooting for the commercials of Zandu balm in three different languages during my wedding anniversary. We shot in Tamil, Telegu and Hindi over a period of three days," Malaika said.
Malaika is under a two-year contract with the balm manufacturing company as their brand ambassador.
"It was a last-minute decision to shoot all the three ads in different languages at one shot. Initially, we were to shoot only the Hindi version first but then as the song Munni badnaam hui is very popular in the south they decided to shoot it all together. I was very disappointed but Arbaaz said it's work and has promised to make up our wedding anniversary by planning something very special."
Malaika shot with NTR Junior for the Telegu version and Surya for the Tamil. So who was the there in the Hindi one?
"I was the hero of that one along with the song! We shot on separate days and each ad is very different from the other. Shooting in different languages is tough, challenging and exhausting as the choreography and shooting style was also different from Dabangg as were the movements. Prabhu Deva's brother choreographed all the three different versions. All the three songs have been shot atop a train and not in a basti as it was in Dabangg. So in the ads the choreography is a mixture of Chaiyyan chaiyyan and Munni badnaam hui."
Malaika found NTR Junior and Suriya very professional and chilled out.
"It was great fun shooting with them. I knew Surya from before and have seen his films, so I could chat with him. We also have common friends as designer Shabina Khan is his designer."
Story first published: Monday, December 20, 2010, 16:50 [IST]