When the lead stars of UTV Spotboy’s Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Kunal Kapoor and Huma Qureshi, were filming the picturisation of the catchy song, Kikli Kalerdi, it was casting director, Mukesh Chhabra who stepped in to choreograph. Shot during the winter in a small village close to Ludhiana, Lanto, Kikli is traditionally a Lohri song, which marks the end of Winter in the Punjab region, and it was essential to bring the festive mood into the song. “I didn’t want the song to look a choreographed piece, as people just dance to the beat of the dholaks during Lohri, but at the same time I wanted some sort of synchronisation. I planned their placements including their smallest moves,” explains Chhabra.
While the team rehearsed for a couple of days, the song was shot in a single stretch. He added, “We started shooting from 4.30 in the evening till 5 in the morning. By the end of it, no one had any energy left but they all had great fun. Kunal was very excited and even added a few steps of his own because, being Punjabi himself, he was totally involved in his character.”
UTV Spotboy presents an AKFPL Production in association with Jar Pictures – Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. It is a family drama with humor as its undertone and is a heartwarming tale of love, legacy, discovery, affection and above all – Food! The film releases on November 2nd, 2012 worldwide.