Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who plays an undercover RAW official in D-Day, recently shot a sequence at a real barber's house for the movie. The actor was pleasantly surprised with the effort put into the detailing of the film by director Nikhil Advani and his team.
He was recently heard saying, "Sometimes, people for the sake of
storytelling sacrifice the detailing of the character seriously
effecting the final outcome of the film." Irrfan Khan,
who has worked in several Indian and International movies including
the Oscar nominated Life of Pi and Slumdog
Millionaire, had to shoot at a barber's house in
Juapura in Ahmedabad.
The team had chosen this location specifically keeping in mind the authentic and realistic look of the film. Apart from the location being an actual Barber's house, the adjoining area also closely resembled Karachi, where a large chunk of this movie is based. This strive for perfection didn't just end here; it even went down to very minute details such as having his pants ending six inches above his ankles throughout the film, a feature which goes with the character he plays.
D-Day is the story of four vastly
different protagonists, all with varying motivations,
but having a common mission that brings them
together on foreign soil. Making a commercial film of this scale
while maintaining its authentic and realistic
look is very difficult. "Every element of the film is
extremely well researched and detailed and a lot of homework has
gone into it," says Advani, who wanted to keep the film as much as
real, gritty and hard-hitting as possible.
D-Day has already become one of the most anticipated releases of the year with its high-octane action and unique ensemble cast. The film features Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Arjun Rampal, Huma Quereshi and Shruti Haasan amongst others. Produced by DAR Motion Pictures and Emmay Entertainment and co-produced by Essel Vision Productions, D-Day is slated for July 19 release.