An artificial flood was created for a particular sequence in Imagine's Looteri Dulhan..
Imagine and BAG Films recently shot for an engrossing and pain staking flood sequence for their newly launched show, Looteri Dulhan. The story line gets back to the flashback mode wherein the little girl Billo, played by Sparsh Khanchandani will be the prime focus.
As per the ongoing story line, we get to understand that Billo (Krishna Gokani) has a phobia towards thunder and lightning and gets hysterical whenever she sees it. Tonight's episode will take the story back, and will reveal the reason for this fear in Billo.
We hear that the life of the little Billo changes when her happy family is ruined when an unexpected flood hits their village. Her father, played by Shankar Mishra will ask Billo to be seated on a stone while he rescues her new born sibling. But by the time her father gets back to save the little girl, she is washed away by the flow of water. She then reaches the hands of the banjara troupe who train her to become the 'Looteri Dulhan'.
Our source states, "The creative team shot for this flood scene in a place called China Kreek, on the outskirts of Mumbai. It is basically a place where a small river runs. The village was set up amidst the river and an artificial rain was created with the help of nearly 12 showers. The artificial waves were created with the help of 8-10 underground wave machines which gave an authentic feel to the flood. The entire 9 minute sequence of the flood was shot for nearly 3 full days, wherein every person from the cast and crew was in more than knee length water. It was a mentally and physically challenging scene and a one-of-its kind scene shot on Indian television".
When contacted, Writer Raakesh Paswan confirmed this news and said, "Yes, it is true that we have shot for a unique flood sequence for Looteri Dulhan. I don't think such a scene has been shot before on television. The artists, director, spot boys and everyone had to shoot under water for nearly 3 days. The outcome has come very well and we hope the viewers like it".
We contacted Sparsh Khanchandani's mother who told us about her daughter's unique under-water experience. "It was a very demanding and challenging sequence. The entire crew and cast were shooting under water for 3 full days; it was a scary moment for me as a mother but Sparsh somehow handled it. The production house was co-operative and I hope viewers appreciate the efforts put in by my girl".