It took four days to film the song 'Khol De Dil Ki Khidki' where Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor pretend to be women for the forthcoming laugh riot 'Humshakals'. Apart from the fun and frolic and length of the shoot sequence, turning into women made the actors view women in a whole new light, that of respect and some bit of wonder. The entire song sequence required all three actors to don exotic, feminine get ups, which in turn involved long hours of waxing body hair, trying on new outfits and getting styled, buffed and polished just like beauty conscious women tend to do! Getting their chests and legs waxed was the toughest part of this preparation.
"I have dressed up as a woman for the first time for a film, and now I have developed a new found respect for women for all the preparations they have to go through," says Saif Ali Khan who plays the role of three Kishore in the film.
Thanks to Sajid Khan and his mad cap brand of humor, the entire shoot sequence at an exotic beach of Mauritius turned out to be so much fun and laughter for the crew and the actors that he decided to complete the song in four days instead of a packed three days shoot.
"I am really thankful to Saif, Riteish and Ram Kapoor for being such great sports. It was only after I went to Saif's green room to narrate his sequence and saw him dressed as woman, I simply could not stop laughing as it was such a hilarious sight," admits Sajid Khan. He was also informed later on by his crew members that few of the locals who had gathered to see the shooting of the song could not stop hitting upon the female avatar of Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh.
The shooting of the song also brought out the comical side of Saif Ali Khan as he often teased Riteish Deshmukh, on the sets, of being the best female co-star he has ever worked with. In the song sequence Ram Kapoor gets to romance his own feminine self, and Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh romance each other, typical of the hilarious confusion that Humshakals promises to deliver.
"The entire make up process was very tedious as it required sitting in straight positions to get our waxing done apart from the rigmarole of changing into women's attire for the shoot", says Riteish Deshmukh who plays the role of three Kumars in the film.
At the same location, the three actors were also inundated with numerous requests from local people for photographs but they all were turned down as Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor were apprehensive in revealing their look. They later on obliged by removing their wig and getting themselves photographed in their funny avatars.
With striking visuals which promises guffaws and chuckles by the dozen, the three mad caps dance and romance each other's girl versions to the song sung by Mika Singh.
Well talk about taking romance to another level altogether!
Humshakals to release on 20th June, 2014