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Hrithik, Farhan celebrate Holi in Spain

Last updated on: March 21, 2011 19:13 IST

Hrithik, Farhan celebrate Holi in Spain

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Just as the nation was gearing up for a riot of colours with the festival of Holi, Zindagi Na Milege Dobara team participated in the famous Tomatina festival of Spain.

People throw ripened tomatoes on each other in the annual Spanish festival.

Zindagi Na Mile Dobara has an elaborate scene with the four stars -- Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol -- taking part in the Tomatina festival.

The Tomatina was recreated for the shoot of the Zindagi Na Milege Dobara. It was shot in Bunyol, Valencia, Spain.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani said, "To recreate the Tomatina festival and make it look authentic, we had to call for some 16 tonnes for tomatoes from Portugal, as the tomatoes in Spain were not ripe."

It cost the producers Rs 1 crore. Around 24 tonnes of tomato puree was used.


Image: Ariadna Cabrol, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Abhay Deol

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Director Zoya Akhtar said, "Tomatina in Spain is a festival closest to our Holi. They play with tomatoes and the world turns red for the day.

"The energy is infectious and the scene is a visual treat. We had a blast shooting this sequence but it was not all rosy. It was a logistical nightmare for the producer.

"We shot in the same location where the festival actually takes place and we had to shut the town down. The residents of Bunyol were extremely sweet and they celebrated Tomatina twice last year. Once for Spain and once for India."

Zindagi Na Milege Dobara, which is about three friends taking off on a fun filled road trip, hits the screen on June 24.


Image: Hrithik Roshan

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