While producer Ratan Jain dismisses all the panic attacks that the Indian crew went through in England as "just routine hiccups" the director Priyadarshan is more forthright. Says Priyan, "This has been by far the most difficult film I've ever shot. I've done action films before. But not a thriller. The whole film is set on a speeding train. We shot in Birmingham. Thanks to visa delays we got to the UK when winter conditions had set in. It was terrible."
Apparently, the temperature was so low that even the video monitor couldn't be kept out in the open. Says Priyan, "I've never experienced such extreme cold. Thankfully I had a video monitor with a remote control. I'd huddle into a room nearest to the shooting spot. But I felt sorry for my Indian cast and crew. Fortunately, there weren't that many Indians in the team. Most of the crew was British and they seemed just fine with the cold."
The Indians fell ill one by one thereby slackening the speed of Tezz. Now there is one more schedule in March in Birmingham. Pledges Priyan, "We're not going back until the cold wave is over. The film involves a lot of action sequences. Mohanlal, who is known for his stunts in the South, also performs some very complicated action sequences for the first time in a Hindi film."
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