This is a story that we got from The Times Of India, unfortunately neglecting to state that it all happened in Sweden:
Aftab Shivdasani narrates a funny incident that happened to him recently.
He posted his experience on a microblogging site, “I walked into a cafe since I had a break in between shots.. There was a group of old gentlemen sipping ..their coffee..they stared at me like I was from some place familiar!! I looked at them,smiled politely,wondering why they were staring at me ..finally they called me and asked me questions as to where I’m from and what my age is! I was a lil confused so I asked them …what they asked me all that..and they replied-I looked like them when they were young and I made them reminise about their youth…!!”
The next thing the actor realised was that he had stepped out in the look of the his character Jaidev Verma from 1920 Evil Returns. “Which is why I looked like i was from another era,” he confesses.
On Monday, the last scenes were shot at Häckeberga castle, and Sweden, before returning to India for the final shootings and studio work.
– We’ve had everything we need and we have lots of good words about Sweden to spread to our colleagues in Mumbai when we return, Aftab Shivdasani says. The Swedes seem to be as passionate about film production as we are and I hope that you will get a chance to see the movie when it’s finished.
The article is of course in Swedish, but we can’t refrain from also quoting the producer Farahjaan Sheikh from ASA Productions:
– It’ so beautiful here, here is a sense of something new, she says. These locations have fit the film perfectly. Each place have been completely different from the other so there has been a wide selection of places, each with it’s own character.
On a scale from 1 to 10, Farahjaan Sheikh gives Scania an 8. ASA Productions have a lot of films in the pipeline and some of them will most probably be shot in Scania.
Yes, we will be happy to come back, she says.
Read the full article here (in Swedish only)
Please view this excellent coverage by Fredrik Thunberg at Skånska Dagbladet of the final day of shooting at Häckeberga – and in Sweden this time. We’ve added the video on YouTube
Bollywood Hungama reports about the shooting of 1920 – Evil Returns in Sweden and Aftabs tweeting to his fans back in India: “Loving every shot here..the south of sweden is just..gorgeous! except for the cold and the wind chill, everythg else here is surreal..”
Words that make us really, really happy, Aftab!
Passers by raised their eyebrows in wonder: do we have riots in the quiet University town of Lund? No, no, it was just a smoke screen to add the right background for a horse-and-carriage film shooting in the closed streets near the University.
Magnus Paulsson from Solid Entertainment assists and keeps the situation under control.
Indian horror is closing down part of the Kulturen Museum in Lund, but take it easy, it’s just the first ever Bollywood shooting in Sweden. The Indian star actor Aftab Shivdasani comes riding on a white horse up the cobblestone alley. He look melancholic, but then he plays a poet in the horror movie “1920- Evil Returns”
– I find it very beautiful here in Sweden and we are provided with everything we need, he says.
The movie “1920 – evil returns” is an Indian production. The film team of about 40 people is shivering in the cold of November for the next shooting. Three days shooting takes place at Lundagård in Lund.
Read more ( in Swedish only)
Troed Hansson, the wainwright is taking care of a borrowed wagon that plays a part in the movie.
The major Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan joined the team in Malmo for the shooting at the imposing Fridhemsborg yesterday. We’ve added the video on YouTube.
If you are passing by Ribersborg i Malmö today, take heed – the road signs warn of movie-making ahead!