The entire wing of Marriott Andheri cordoned off as 100-member team of Alia Bhatt's maiden production Darlings shoots in bio-bubble
Shooting in the post-pandemic world poses challenges that can throw many a producer off-balance. But first-time producer Alia Bhatt is taking them on with a cool head as she backs Darlings. To ensure her cast and crew’s safety, the actor-producer has apparently put up her 100-member team at JW Marriott Sahar in Andheri since last week, thus enabling a bio-bubble shoot.
Shefali Shah and Vijay Varma also feature in the dark comedy
A source reveals, “A large part of the hotel has been cordoned off. Initially, the schedule started with a team of 50, but for a few scenes, additional junior artistes were brought in after being double-tested for COVID-19. While the indoor portions are being canned within the hotel premises, the outdoor scenes are being shot on locations in Andheri. For these portions, the team has to travel in designated vehicles. A sanitisation team has been roped in to monitor the movement and safety practices of team members.” The Red Chillies Entertainment co-production, also starring Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew, went on floors in early July.
Debutant director Jasmeet K Reen intends to wrap up the ongoing schedule by mid-August.