There is a saying that, “the show must go on” and while filming for a song in U Me Aur Hum Kajol took those words to heart. Filmed on a cruise ship, the Spanish flavored song ‘Jee Le’, not only had Kajol and husband/co-star/director Ajay dance the salsa; it also included a tricky stunt for Kajol. The stunt had Kajol jumping from the upper deck into the waiting arms of the crowd below. During one of the takes Kajol fell and sprained her ankle. However, being the professional that she is, the next day Kajol was back shooting the rest of the song.
Ajay said about ‘Jee Le’, “I wanted a salsa for the song and the steps because that was the requirement of the script. It was an expensive shoot – more than 100 dancers and we had a crowd of about 600 people on the cruise. First we decided what the requirement of the script was and then Vishal made the salsa number. Once Kajol is convinced about the script and the screenplay you don’t need to convince her about anything else.“
An insider close to the project revealed, “We shot the song ‘Jee le..’ on the cruise liner. Ashley Lobo has done the choreography. Once while performing the number in the evening Kajol had to leap down from the upper deck and during the leap she badly sprained her ankle and fell down with much injury, thanks to her five-inch heels! But despite that, she took some painkillers and shot the very next day for the same shot with full bravado!”
“It was highly brave and professional of her to finish the shoot despite her bad leg injury,” added Ajay.
Be sure to see U Me Aur Hum when it dances into theaters on April 11th.