6 Bollywood Directors Take Us Behind Memorable Moments From Their Films, Film Companion

One of the joys of interviewing directors is being able to pick their brains and learn about how they came about shooting key moments in their films. In this photo series, six of the industry’s top directors share insights into some memorable scenes from their films.

The father-daughter wrestling scene from Dangal (2016)

6 Bollywood Directors Take Us Behind Memorable Moments From Their Films, Film Companion
“When we conceived the scene, it was more of a private affair between Mahavir Singh Phogat and Geeta and Babita. But once we started crafting, we realised it would be nicer if it takes place in front of many more people because it will be more insulting to Geeta to be trashed in front of other kids,” says director Nitesh Tiwari on the scene in which Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh’s characters confront post an argument about whose grip technique is right. “Before the shot, Aamir sir came and said that she is going to fall really hard. Once the shot was taken, he threw her down really hard and I jumped from my seat!”

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