Ferrari at Mumbai University

Kunal Guha
Yahoo! India Movies

After a gap of 18 years, ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ was allowed to shoot inside Mumbai University

'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' is the first movie to be shot at Mumbai University campus after a gap of 18 years. Reportedly the last film to get this rare permission was Vidhu Vinod Chopra's ‘1942 A Love Story’ and now ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ will be shot inside the educational institution.

Mumbai University is a 130-year-old heritage building and getting permission to shoot here is quite a task. Close sources reveal that the university only agreed to grant permission after thoroughly scrutinizing the nature of the scene. The reason behind acquiring this exceptional permission was because the 'Ferrari...' team was shooting a school choir sequence that required an authentic backdrop of the university.

Close sources also reveal that Sharman Joshi, the lead actor, is religiously traveling to all real locations along with the entire cast to perform his scenes. Once the scene was completed, Sharman admitted that he thoroughly enjoyed the experience of shooting at the University campus along with the kids and this particular scene will have a special place in his memories.

Apparently, Rajkumar Hirani, who has written the dialogues and provided several inputs to the script and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the producer of the film, are making sure that the script of the film is filmed in original locations as much as possible to retain the authenticity of the movie. It was also reported that Rajkumar Hirani and Vinod Chopra, for sometime, had put all their projects on the back-burner and religiously worked on the pre-production of this film. So, it’s only natural that Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani’s protégé, director Rajesh Mapuskar is going the ‘Raju way’ to ensure that ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ is just as big a blockbuster as ‘3 Idiots’.

Director, Rajesh Mapuskar said, “It was like a dream come true to get a chance to shoot at the University campus and capturing the true essence of the heritage after so many years. Sharman was absolutely great and there was a lot of positive energy on the sets and everyone was completely focused to do their best.”