Posted on March 7, 2019 at 10:40 am

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Nitin Kakkar: The Day The Floating Set Was Dismantled, My Heart Sank

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Salman Khan Film’s upcoming release Notebook directed by Nitin Kakkar stars debutants Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal. This beautiful story has been shot extensively around the scenic beauty of Kashmir. Major parts of the film have been shot in a lake and we wonder how it was done.

Notebook
Notebook

Well, we have the answer. The art directors created a floating set in the middle of a lake where to shoot these scenes. It was the efforts of 80 crew members working for 30 days back to back to build a set like this. National Award winning director Nitin Kakkar says:

“This is the first time that I have shot on a set created in a real location. Kudos to art designers Urvi (Ashar) and Shipra (Rawal) that it never felt like a set. It was very difficult as it was floating, but it had become our home for over 30 days. The day it was dismantled, my heart sank. It has memories that I will cherish for life.”

Art director, Urvi further adds:

“We knew that the set created on drums also had to take the weight of the crew, equipment and fight the extreme weather conditions. We got the best compliment when the locals thought it was real.’’

 

Salman Khan Films presents Notebook. A Cine1 Studios production, the film is directed by Nitin Kakkar and is slated to release on March 29, 2019. The film is produced by Salma Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.