After much thought, a troubled Roshan admitted to his father and director of the film, Rakesh Roshan, that the current climax failed to impress him and wished to resolve the situation by changing it. A productive outcome was deduced when the father-son duo decided to bring aboard a temporary director to re-shoot a particular portion of the climax.
Besides the advantage of Akhtar and Roshan being childhood friends, they also shared a great rapport together as professionals when Akhtar directed Roshan in the 2004 film Lakshya. Their more recent binding was in Akhtar's sister, Zoya Akhtar's directorial debut, the critically acclaimed movie Luck By Chance, which led her to cast the two in her much recent commercial success Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. These valuable experiences throughout the years formed into a great friendship between Roshan and Akhtar, whereby it only seemed morally correct that Roshan turned to filmmaker and buddy Akhtar to introduce his thoughts into creating a much gripping height during the climax.
If things go as planned with Akhtar stepping in, Roshan can finally lower his stress levels and happily continue preparing for his next super hit blockbuster. However, this isn't the first time such measures have been put into practice. For instance, actor Shahrukh Khan had also contacted filmmaker and friend Karan Johar in the past to direct an emotional scene in his movie Ra.One, which was originally directed by Anubhhav Sinha.
Editors: Fariha & Gunia M.
Graphics: Sano S.