Vidya Balan and Rani Mukerjee had to shoot in old Delhi"s crowded
areas for No One Killed Jessica. But how could that possibly happen
without a mob surrounding them when Rani and Vidya are both such
popular names? Director of the film, Rajkumar Gupta, who earlier
made the Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Aamir, wanted to shoot the film
on real lanes with hidden cameras. He wanted to shoot Vidya and
Rani as part of the crowd to give an authentic feel to the film.
He did the same thing with Rajeev while shooting for Aamir in
Mumbai. The candid shots with hidden cameras give a better look to
the scene. He hadn"t realized the security risk he was undertaking
when he asked Rani and Vidya to do it the same way.
He wanted to shoot in jam-packed lanes where vans wouldn"t be
able to reach and not usual areas like Chandni Chowk. But he was
suddenly very unsure of his plan when they reached the location in
a van. He reveals that he was only able to do the shoot only
because they assured him. The two actresses got into the crowd and
shot for a while until people began to recognize them. Before the
problem got out of hand, they would rush into the van and then
leave for another place in old Delhi.