Shaukat Shaikh is a line producer by profession and owns Fisherman Films, a line production company. He has been in the business for over 16 years now and is quite famous among B’Town celebs like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ajay Devgn, Farah Khan, Sonu Sood, Himesh Reshammiya, Anees Bazmee, to name a few. Not just that he has even got a jillion of shootings done in Lonavala, Pune, and the Konkan region. And he has got even more interesting stories to share.
Shaukat says he is requesting celebrities to come to Lonavala. As it’s a little safer than Mumbai considering the current COVID situation. And he recently spoke to Saif Ali Khan and asked him to visit the hill station, however, the actor politely refused as he has a kid at home. But that’s not the only reason why he is waiting for the “Race” actor to visit him.
He elaborated, “The sequence of ‘Jab We Met’, where Kareena Kapoor Khan misses her train for the second time, I got that shot done. So, there is a scene where she is drinking water and she is talking to the shopkeeper saying ‘paani ka kaam toh paani hi karta hai’, I was standing in the crowd and she was looking at that side and saying her dialogue. I got so nervous then. And later the next day, when the shooting was about to begin, I was busy with some work and she called me, but I thought why will Kareena Kapoor call me and even Imtiaz (Ali) Bhai called me, but I was so feeling so shy at that time, I just couldn’t go.”
Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif made Shaukat Shaikh blush:
He says he is waiting for Saif and family to come to Lonavala so that he can share this story, but believes that Kareena must have met a lot of people in her career and she wouldn’t even remember him. However, he calls it one of the most interesting days of his life.
Not just Kareena, he remembers another encounter with Katrina Kaif which left him speechless for good 20 minutes. He shared he got the shooting done of a Titan ad where Katrina goes on a trip with her mother. And after the shooting was complete, and he was driving back to the base. He got a call from the director who said that the actress will be going in his car as there was some problem with her car. “I was like ‘What? Katrina in my car.’ It all happened so suddenly that I couldn’t even clean my car. And she nicely came and sat in my car.
She kept quiet all the way, and I wanted to say so many things, but I just couldn’t. It took us around 20 minutes to reach the base, and I couldn’t even utter a word. In fact, on the way, her manager and her hairstylist called and said that they are approaching her. But she asked them to reach the base directly and said she will come with me. I was so happy but speechless,” he said. Before the lockdown was announced, Shaukat was working on ALTBalaji’s “Cartel” in Karjat. The shooting of the web series is yet to complete. Stay tuned to Bollywood Hush for more news on Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.