Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and Other Bollywood Actors Face Trouble To Shoot Due To Heavy Rains
Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and Other Bollywood Actors Face Trouble To Shoot Due To Heavy RainsReuters/Varinder Chawla/YouTube Screenshot

Most Mumbai residents, including Bollywood actors, are facing difficulties to reach their work locations due to the heavy rains.

From "Jazbaa" to "Jagga Jasoos", the schedules of several movies were cancelled due to the heavy rains and the makers reportedly incurred huge financial losses as well.

The Sanjay Gupta directorial had to incur a loss of ₹20 lakh after the shoot was cancelled. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Shabana Azmi had reached the studio, but the filmmaker eventually cancelled the shoot.

"My actors, Aishwarya (Rai), Shabanaji (Azmi), Jackie (Shroff), Chandan Roy Sanyal would have reached the studio but there was no guarantee that they'd be able to make it back safely after the shoot," Sanjay Gupta said, according to Pinkvilla.

"We photographed the Bombay High Court from the inside because I didn't want to show the centuries-old courtroom in my film. A lot has changed in the way it is lit up. There are air-conditioners inside too. We have incorporated all the details into the set. The cancellation will cost me at least ₹20 lakh because you don't get insurance cover for rains. And getting fresh combination dates may be a problem but I couldn't take a risk with my actors," he added.

Similarly, Ranbir Kapoor–Katrina Kaif starrer "Jagga Jasoos" shoot was also cancelled due to bad weather in Mumbai.

However, there are a few actors and filmmakers, who continue to shoot despite the extreme weather conditions. Salman Khan had to shoot a song choreographed by Remo D'Souza in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", and it would been cancelled due to the rains, but the actor did not let that happen.

Likewise, "Bajirao Mastani" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali didn't cancel the schedule as he couldn't afford to postpone it. Lead actor Ranveer Singh just returned after recovering and the film has to wrap up soon. Thus, the "Dil Dhadakne Do" actor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra had to come for the shooting despite heavy rains.