Due to the heavy rain in Mumbai over the weekend, Sanjay Gupta called off the shoot for his upcoming thriller, Jazbaa even though his team had arrived to Ellora Studio. The director himself arrived from a family vacation in Dubai on Thursday all set to start shooting, but he was concerned with his actors’ safety in trying to return home after the shoot and thus cancelled. My actors, Aishwarya (Rai), Shabanaji (Azmi), Jackie (Shroff), Chandan Roy Sanyal would have reached the studio but there was no guarantee that they'd be able to make it back safely after the shoot," he justified.
This was really not an easy decision to make for the director, as it incurred a Rs 20 lakh loss. Sanjay has faced a similar roadblock for this film just a couple of months ago when despite his frustration, the shooting had to be cancelled at the Wankhede Stadium due to the IPL series. Fortunately then, he didn’t face any monetary losses unlike this time.
"We photographed the Bombay High Court from the inside because I didn't want to show the centuries-old courtroom in my film. A lot has changed in the way it is lit up. There are air-conditioners inside too. We have incorporated all the details into the set. The cancellation will cost me at least Rs 20 lakh because you don't get insurance cover for rains. And getting fresh combination dates may be a problem but I couldn't take a risk with my actors," he argues.
The film is apparently a remake of South Korean crime drama "Seven Days" and is all set to release in October this year.