Sandalwood's forthcoming movie Basavanna is not the first
combination of Superstar Upendra and Saloni Aswani. The duo, who were
paired opposite in earlier Kannada movies like Dubai Babu
and Budhivantha, has recently wrapped up
director Srinivas Raju's Basavanna.
The movie, which also features Bangalore lass Ragini
Dwivedi in the lead role, has completed few of its song
schedule in the foreign countries like Turkey, Istanbul, Thailand,
Cyprus and others. Sharing her experience, while shooting in
freezing conditions with Upendra, Saloni Aswani said that it was
quite an experience.
"When we reached Istanbul it was freezing cold - about five
degrees - and raining, so the whole team shifted to Antalya, where
it was equally cold. Everyone in the team, except me, was nicely
covered up. While I was wearing thin chiffon saris, Uppi's look
was, in fact, changed to have him in warm suits," informs the
actress, who is acting Uppi for the third time.
She added, "The whole mountain looks snow-capped, but it is
actually a white calcium deposit. We were told not to wear any sort
of footwear on the slopes, lest it breaks and accidents happen. So
there I was, not only barefoot, but standing in ice-cold water as
well. When you look at the pictures now, everything looks so
beautiful, but shooting there was quite an experience."