The Lords Cricket Ground in London is probably the most prestigious
and the most reputed of all cricket venues in the world, so it is
of little wonder that getting permission to shoot there was a task!
Ferrari Ki Sawaari, a Vidhu Vinod Chopra Production, is
the first Indian movie that has ever been shot on the famed Ground.
The 'home of cricket" was obtained for shoots with great
difficulty and the crew had permission for just two days. A lot had
to be packed into these two days. Everything had been planned and
well scheduled. However, the crew had just one primary concern –
that it would start raining. This would cost the team two very
precious days and another long process of getting permission for
However, the Rain Gods showered their blessings on the crew –
not quite literally! On both days, it started raining right after
pack-up and the skies would clear right before the shot had to be
taken. Thus the shoot of Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani starrer was
We all hope that the Gods favour the crew till the time of
release and we have another successful Rajesh Mapuskar directed
movie Ferrari Ki Sawaari from the VCF camp.