Viewers anticipating Zoya Akhtar’s directorial Dil Dhadakne Do will look forward to its set of locations which has been shot across the Mediterranean sea. The movie has been carefully designed in terms of its locations.
The director took a small team to narrow down multiple settings to shoot the film. Akhtar chose locations in Turkey including Antalya, Istanbul and Cappadocia to capture emotions, significance and a vibrant feeling of the city.
The team also inquired permission to shoot the film in Taksim Square, Galata street, Eminonu Promenade.
Talking about her vision for the film Akhtar was quoted by BollywoodLife, saying: “Only excel could have pulled this off – can you imagine the whole crew is in a new country every day. That is what it is like to be on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. It was logistically insane, visually gorgeous and emotionally cathartic. I don’t think anyone will ever forget this shoot.”
Co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani also spoke about the planning of film: “The pre production on this film was crucial and had to planned to the smallest detail as the script written by Zoya and Reema involved shooting on a cruise which was sailing through Spain, Italy, France and Tunisia We only had a few hours on each port of call to disembark and shoot in that city before heading back to the ship. Our production team did a fantastic job in ensuring Zoya got what she wanted without comprising her vision for the film.”