Anurag Basu's prized Maruti 800 was used as the engine of the train for the movie Barfi!
Barfi! art director, Rajat Podar, was desperately needed a train for the shoot. They had already used plywood and cooking tumblers as the headlights of the train. However, the engine was missing. So, Basu came up with a solution. He got the art director to use the engine of his car. f
“We needed a train for the shoot, and we practically created it out of my first car. After we created the body of the train, we didn't know how to move it. Suddenly, I thought my old car
may be of some use. I showed it to our artist and he was ready to work on it. Within days, he modified it to make it fit on the train's body, and we finally had a train shoot. It's incredible,” said Basu.
Apparently, the car is of sentimental value to Basu as he and his wife have romantic memories attached to it. Also, it happens to be his very first car. Now, he hopes it will act as a lucky charm for his upcoming film.