Hrithik, Katrina played holi with ripe tomato
During the famous Tomatina festival in Spain, the team of Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ had a great time. Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif splashed ripe tomato at each other. The film has a scene where the leads actors of the movie Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol taking part in this fun festival. It’s like playing holi in India.
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani said: “To recreate the Tomatina festival and make it look authentic, we had to call for some 16 tonnes of tomatoes from Portugal as the tomatoes in Spain were not ripe.” For the scene, 24 tonnes of tomato puree was used.
“Tomatina in Spain is a festival closest to our Holi…they play with tomatoes and the world turns red for the day. The energy is infectious and the scene is a visual treat, ” Zoya Akhtar, the film’s director, said in a statement.
“We had a blast shooting this sequence but it was not all rosy. It was a logistical nightmare for the producer…We shot in the same location where the festival actually takes place and we had to shut the town down, ” she said.
“The residents of Bunyol were extremely sweet and in turn they celebrated Tomatina twice last year…once for Spain and once for India, ” she added.
The moment can be enjoyed once the film hit the theatres worldwide on June 24.