'It was quite a beautiful experience,' says Chef director Raja Krishna Menon.
Airlift director Raja Krishna Menon, who is making Chef with Saif Ali Khan, discovered that shooting inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar is not as easy as it may seem.
The authorities apparently had a tough time keeping the pilgrims, visitors and even gurdwara sevaks and workers at the Golden Temple from jostling for pictures.
"It was tough since we aren't allowed to disturb the pilgrims at the Golden Temple," says Raja. "When they saw Saif in the flesh, they wanted pictures but we finally managed to get some really beautiful shots."
The director recalls with joy and nervousness the challenge of shooting in the sacred temple. "There were huge crowds but really well-behaved while we were shooting. It was quite a beautiful experience. They just wanted to see Saif. I was quite pleasantly surprised to know how many people in those crowds were Airlift fans."