Lords Cricket Ground in London is probably the most prestigious and the most reputed of all cricket venues in the world, so it is of little wonder that getting permission to shoot there was a task! Ferrari Ki Sawaari, a Vidhu Vinod Chopra Production, is the first Indian movie that has ever been shot on the famed Ground.
The ‘home of cricket’ was obtained for shoots with great difficulty and the crew had permission for just two days. A lot had to be packed into these two days. Everything had been planned and well scheduled. However, the crew had just one primary concern – that it would start raining. This would cost the team two very precious days and another long process of getting permission for Lords.
However, the Rain Gods showered their blessings on the crew – not quite literally! On both days, it started raining right after pack-up and the skies would clear right before the shot had to be taken. Thus the shoot was completed peacefully.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari is an upcoming film – directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, starring Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani.