The shooting schedules of Hansika Motwani starrer ‘Maha’ has been happening on full swing as planned on its pre-production phase. Currently, the entire team is shooting across the sun-baked coastal paradise of Goa.
Producer Mathiyalagan of Etcetera Entertainment, who is pretty excited about working with STR in the film, says, “As planned for an 8-day schedule, we are now on the third day shooting continuously in Goa. It’s quite hectic as we have to shoot across 5 different locations every day. This schedule has episodes involving STR and Hansika Motwani that includes a song, action block, romantic episodes, party, break up and patch up sequences to be shot. While the progress of shoot is offering me a strong lease of satisfaction, what’s exciting me are the moments with STR, which are completely in contrast to hearsays from certain people that he would pose a burden to producers.”
He added: “Right from Day 1, I am relishing each and every gesture of his. We couldn’t manage to get a proper caravan and were so much doubtful if STR would create an issue. To our surprise, he just said, “Sir, this isn’t going to come onscreen, right. Let us focus on what’s going to be filmed.” We had to continuously shoot from 12 p.m. to 12.30 a.m. Despite the late pack up, he came up with an aplomb attitude and asked what time he should be for the shoot. Getting such an actor is a big boon to budding producers like us. As we were trying to commute caravan from Mumbai to Goa, he just told us not to worry and took rest inside the Innova car until the preparations on the sets were done. Moreover, he used to voluntarily come out and check if everything is fine and his childlike curiosity of asking if the shot is okay left us awestruck. My humble request to all producers is that just come and travel with him. He isn’t asking you to be there on the sets all the time, but just understand his requirements and he’s yours. Despite the unbearable heat and terrible sweating, he is traveling all over the places for the shoot.”
“On her part, Hansika Motwani is doing a great job and is totally cooperative. Their chemistry is working out perfectly. Director Jameel is excellent with his directorial skills and is handling every pressure and challenges with coolness and so is cinematographer Lakshman,” he concluded.
Soon after completing this schedule, the entire team will fly back to Chennai. ‘Maha’ is produced by V. Mathiyalagan for Etcetera Entertainment.