The ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ actors got together on Thursday as the film clocks 10 years. Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, and Katrina Kaif joined director Zoya Akhtar for a special digital reunion and narrated and read some iconic scenes and anecdotes from the film.
Katrina who essayed the role of ‘Laila’ revealed that she was “terrified” during the scuba diving scene where she played the trainer. She said, “I was terrified. Everyone else were semi-pro divers. When we were shooting that underwater sequence where Hrithik has that epiphany, what actually was happening was that I was digging my nails into his hand because I was so scared. It was my first diving experience, like that.”
Hrithik also talked about the scene and said, “The water was freezing, and I was protecting myself from the cold. So I was pretending to come out of it. The shot starts with me on the ladder of the boat. Finally, I said that’s what is making me hold back. I am not allowing myself to be impacted by the water. In the final take, I just went in. Zoya said, ‘Are you sure? The water is really cold!’ I froze. I came out, and it was exactly what that moment needed.”
Speaking about shooting the song ‘Ik Junoon’, Hrithik said, “I didn’t have tomatoes for three or four months. None of us could tolerate the presence of a tomato after (Ik Junoon) song. The kind of smell that we suffered.”
The cast in the reunion also touched on the very famous dialogue from the film “Arjun, kya tum mentally challenged hobwoy” and revealed his daughter’s reaction to the scene.