At the moment Zayed Khan is the happiest actor from Bollywood. He's on top of the world because he'll soon be shooting the first underwater song sequence ever in Hindi cinema.
Excited Zayed who has been stationed in Bangkok and Phuket for the past month. He says, "It's never been done before. On the concept level itself, it sounds too outrageous.The entire cast singing in the deep-sea. That's unique-man!"
But decades ago in Anmol Moti, Jeetendra and Babita sang 'underwater' but in a swimming pool.
So yes, Blue is the first Bollywood film that will have the entire cast of Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara, Katrina and Zayed doing a song sequence in the deep sea.
Laughs Zayed, "Yes. But you've to see how we're going to do it. The director got the concept from an ad. We all jumped at it. It's not often that you get to do something so unique." But with the excitement comes the damper. Weather in Bangkok is playing havoc with Blue's schedules.
Says the anxious and depressed Zayed, "We knew it was going to rain in Bangkok and Phuket. But not like this! Apparently, this area has never had so much rain. Everyday we're losing precious time. Today again, we're stuck indoors while it pours outside. The producers are losing Rs 25 lakhs per day. And moreover we can't extend the shooting because we-Sanju Sir, Akshay and I-can't give combined dates for a long time," said Zayed.
A good excuse for the unit to bond? "Not really. I'd rather be back home with my wife Malli (Malaika) and son Zidaan. I miss them, specially my son. I want to watch him grow, not be away for long periods from home, and miss this phase in my son's life." Zidaan can't travel with Papa all the time. "He came with my wife to the Bahamas when we were shooting there. But he can't keep traveling all over. He has to develop an immunity system. I do miss my son. But my wife emails me his pictures everyday.