Zayed Khan is thrilled. He will soon be shooting for what he believes to be Bollywood’s first ever underwater item number. “It’s never been done before. On the concept level itself, it sounds too outrageous… The entire cast singing in the deep-sea. That’s unique-man!” he says. The number is in Blue and the entire main cast will be taking part — Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif — along with Zayed of course.
The location filming for Blue has been a struggle from the beginning. Firstly, when in the Bahamas, there were delays because of Hurricane Ike and now in Bangkok, the problem is atrocious levels of rain. “We knew it was going to rain in Bangkok and Phuket,” says Zayed, “But not like this! Apparently, this area has never had so much rain. Everyday we’re losing precious time. And moreover we can’t extend the shooting because we-Sanju Sir, Akshay and I-can’t give combined dates for a long time.”
Zayed, who is married to his childhood sweetheart, and who won a Best Supporting Actor Award for Main Hoon Na has not been terribly lucky in some of his most recent films, which include the appallingly edited Cash and the disappointing Mission Istanbul. However, the Dus, Shabd and Speed actor is hoping to get his career back on track with the big budget Blue.