Ajay Devgn continues Shivaay shoot despite teething weather conditions
Ajay Devgn’s ambitious directorial venture ‘Shivaay’ has been at the cynosure of all eyes, since its unique motion posters and creatives were revealed to fans.For all those who can’t wait for Shivaay to come to theaters, here’s a very special sneak peak of the megastar shooting at a height of a staggering 2914 meters above sea level!! Situated in the Balkan Range of Mountains, Devgn chose the Vihren peak due to its impressive and powerfully dominating presence with its breathtaking high wall. We hear, Devgn and his team were shooting at the highest peak of Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountain’s at VIHREN peak in Bansko. Interestingly in 2014 the Winter Olympics were housed in the resort below the Vihren peak that Ajay Devgn decided to shoot on.There was heavy snowfall the night before and the temperatures unusually were running record low at the time for the season. Due to the extreme cold, Devgn suddenly got hypothermia. The Doctor advised at least 2 days of rest but Ajay Devgn was back in 30 mins inspite of the temperature that they were shooting in. It was -19 degrees Celsius.
The Doctor attributed Devgn’s sudden Hypothermia to very tough terrain and lack of adequate warm clothing. While the unit was exhausted but prepped for the cold, bundled in layers of woolens; Devgn was in costume and was only clad in a T shirt and a jacket. Also the level of altitude mixed with the chopper hovering over his head blew a lot of snow and ice around the area where Devgn was isolated for these critical shots.
The mountain specialists and guide on the shoot was also very worried as this is not a usual shoot that he has guided before.The Bulgarian crew, though used to extreme cold conditions were also very worried at the 40 mins non-stop chopper shoot that Ajay Devgn pulled off on top of the Vihren Peak while all the crew waited on a safe point below.
Meanwhile in between all this the crew was very tense, and were trying to make frantic calls as they had to source a doctor on top of the mountain which was a trek and two ski lifts away. Most units would have called the day off but Devgn is a fighter. He jumped back into action in 30 mins and did not let the day go waste. His spirits were high and he got the job done well.
Ajay is multi-tasking and playing many roles at the same time which is quite difficult as well as commendable- a very difficult production- he is producing, directing and starring in the film. Well, it’s not for no reason that he is lovingly called as Deadly Devgn, by his fans!
Eros International’s & Ajay Devgn Ffilms, Shivaay is all set for a release in Diwali, 2016. The film stars Ajay Devgn and Sayesha Sehgal.