Author: After Hours Correspondent
While providing vintage vehicles to Kapoor for his film 'Gandhi My
Father', his admirer had a strange request
Shooting for period films can be a daunting task. Anil Kapoor too
realised this while he was doing the pre-production for his forthcoming film
'Gandhi My Father'.
There were certain scenes in the film, which required the Gandhi family
to travel in a car. Research revealed the particular make, colour and design
of the cars belonging to that era. So the production team began its hunt for
similar vintage cars. After several months of exploring, they located a
person in Nagpur, who possessed several cars of the desired type.
However, he appeared extremely possessive of them and was wary about
lending them to a film unit. He feared that they would be mishandled and
damaged. When Kapoor heard about this, he thought of personally
requesting the gentleman and assuring him that the team would take great
care of his prized possessions.
However, as a matter of pleasant coincidence, the concerned person
turned out to be a great Anil Kapoor fan!
When he came to know that this request was for Kapoor's maiden
production 'Gandhi My Father', he not only lent all his cars but also
refused to charge any money for them. Nevertheless, he had one
request—that Kapoor share a meal with him. Kapoor says, "He turned out
to be my fan. He right away allowed us to use his cars for a period of 40
days and refused to be paid for them. His only wish was that I have dinner
with him. And I loved the meal-homemade Maharashtrian food!
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