"Fashion is 70% complete" - Madhur Bhandarkar
By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Madhur Bhandarkar has wrapped up a major portion of Fashion in Mumbai and is now traveling to Paris for a recce. Few hours before boarding his flight for Paris, Bhandarkar informs, "I am now off to Paris for a recce to check whether everything is in order and in a sane state, so that it is conducive to the film's shoot. It's a short 3-4 days trip since I basically need to ensure the facilities and logistics and get some basic arrangements in place."
Why Paris? "Fashion and Paris go together, anyone and everyone with the faintest clue about the fashion world understands this. For a film like Fashion which is the first ever of its kind in Bollywood, it is imperative that Paris forms a part of the film's narrative. The place is an epitome of fashion; it is obvious they come together in the same breath," says Bhandarkar whose films have otherwise being rooted in India, case in point being Traffic Signal, Corporate, Page 3, Chandni Bar and Satta.
Since Priyanka Chopra is currently in Miami shooting for Dostana, how is work on Fashion proceeding?
"We have quite a few scenes with Mugdha (Godse) which required to be shot so we have utilized last few days for that", says Bhandarkar whose Fashion is expected to arrive in the last quarter of 2008, "Once Priyanka is back from Miami in the month of May, we would resume shooting for the concluding portions."
"In any case, major part of the film has been wrapped up and it is already 70% complete. Fashion has been moving at a good pace and for a film of this scale, I am happy with the way shooting has been progressing so far", signs off Madhur.