No mobiles on sets of 'Joker', says Shirish Kunder

Added by harini on Nov 09, 2011

The director, Shirish Kunder, has banned cell phones on sets of his movie ‘Joker’ after some images from his movie were leaked on the web.

This rule was strictly implemented during the shooting of the song ‘Kafirana’ featuring Chitrangada Singh.

“Someone was found recoding bits and pieces of the shooting again. That person was caught and the recording was deleted. I have banned use of mobile phones on the sets now. Especially during the shoot of Chitrangda’s item song. We have also erected a very huge set. So we wanted to protect its look as well,” said Shirish Kunder to a daily.

‘Joker’ is a sci-fi movie featuring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. The movie is being shot in 2D but will be converted to 3D and both the 2D and 3D versions will be released at the same time.

Shirish Kunder said that the shooting of the movie was nearly.

“We have finished 95 per cent of the film. We should be able to finish the shoot in the next one week. But we will release the film only on August 30, 2012. We have kept almost nine months for the postproduction, mainly because we have lots of special effects and 3D work happening,” he said.

When asked if the quality of 3D version will be compromised as the movie is being converted into 3D rather than being shot as one, he replied, ““After making Avatar (2009), James Cameron has himself converted Titanic (1997) in to 3D. Prime Focus has made some of the biggest 3D films inHollywoodlike The Chronicles Of Narnia (2010) and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two. And they are the ones, who are working on my film as well.”

The dialogues of the film are penned by star writer Kona Venkat. Popular screen play writer Akula Shiva provided an out and out mass script for the film.

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