As if first-time director Anthony D'Souza didn't have his hands full with Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Sanjay Dutt, he decided to up the ante by shooting quite a bit of Blue underwater. That, too, surrounded by sharks.
"The scariest part of Blue was the sharks. Getting them to act in my film was not easy," said D'Souza. "We had shark handlers present on the shoot to make sure that nothing untoward happened. But it was a risky business. Everyone who was around knew that these were living, breathing sharks and that it was their turf."
However, thousands of razor-sharp teeth were a small price to pay to make Bollywood's first underwater movie, which promises action, adventure and plenty of thrills.
And with underwater specialist cinematographer Pete Zuccarini (Pirates of the Caribbean, Deep Blue Sea), action director James Bomalick (The Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift), music director A R Rahman and sound engineer Resul Pookutty in the picture, we won't accept anything but the best.
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