Mumbai, Jan. 19 -- Director Abhishek Kapoor, who is looking forward to starting the second schedule of his upcoming film in Kashmir, is worried that the cold weather conditions may make it hard for the cast and crew to work smoothly. So, to avoid any such situation, and to ensure the hassle-free progress of his schedule, he is taking extra measures to combat the cold.
"Since they will be shooting outdoors a lot during this schedule, Abhishek has arranged for special gas heaters that are far more effective than regular heaters. They will be placed around the sets. He has also told his team to make arrangements for enough electrical extensions so that the heaters can be moved around according to where the shoot is taking place," says the source.
The first schedule of this film, which stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, took place in November. The second schedule is set to begin next week.
Meanwhile, to avoid too many retakes in the harsh weather conditions, extensive workshops and narrations are being held in Mumbai. "The makers have also met the stylists of the actors and told them to ensure the cast's clothes are warm and multi-layered. The fittings for the same are currently on," says the source.
We tried contacting Abhishek (who has directed films such as Rock On!!, 2008, and Kai Po Che, 2013, in the past). However, he remained unavailable for a comment. Yet, the film's spokesperson confirmed the news, saying, "The winter this time around has been extreme, and accordingly, we have taken extra measures to tackle the cold. We are taking all the necessary measures."