Aasiya Kazi who is seen in Tenali Rama has been missing the shoot and of course reliving those days by watching videos and photos of the shoots. The actress stumbled upon a video and can’t forget the most hectic two day shoot of hers, thanks to her co-star.
Aasiya shares, “Well, we had to shoot one sequence with a cock/rooster who Sharda believed it’s her son. It was really difficult to shoot as you can’t explain a shot/scene to an animal/bird, or where to enter or exit from or give certain expressions. For instance, in one sequence I was shooting with him on my lap and the cock was supposed to fly off but this cant be explained to him. Hence, there are these barriers wherein you have to wait for the perfect time to get that shot. We generally take 2-2.5 hours to finish one scene, here it took us around 4 hours.”
Speaking about her overall experience Aasiya shares, “The experience was amazing and fun because I love animals and birds. Thus, I had a great time shooting that sequence, and it was also very well written. I was nervous initially and had spoken to the director about it, because I always fear I might hurt them by mistake. I asked the director if we can avoid touching the bird but he reassured me and luckily the cock/rooster we were shooting with was well behaved and quiet. The only issue was that he would come on my lap and just sleep, while the sequence needed the cock to be awake. There were many retakes as the exact scene we needed wasn’t being executed and to our bad luck there was some technical issue with the camera and half the scene we had shot got erased. So we had to reshoot that whole chunk again but I was anyway having fun doing it so it was not much of an issue for me.”