Published: Monday Mar 12, 2012
The cast and crew of ‘Diamond Necklace,’ the new film by Laljose shot in Dubai had to encounter a blinding sandstorm as the film shifted location to the outdoors.The unexpected ‘Shamaal’ (desert wind), which according to weather experts mark the change in season, had the crew struggling to complete the film according to schedule.
Despite the sandstorm that fanned desert dust and sand across the city, Laljose and team continued the shoot, canning some important outdoor shots that are crucial to the movie.To safeguard the equipment, the production crew had to go the extra length, while the raging winds played havoc with the sets.Fahad Fazil and Samvritha Sunil, who were also at the receiving end of the Shamaal, took nature’s freak session in good stride.Shooting for the movie is progressing in Dubai. Dr Iqbal Kuttipuram scripts the film, joining with Laljose after ‘Arabikatha,’ also shot in Dubai. Also in the cast are Rohini, Gauthami, Anushree, Sreenivasan and Jagathi Sreekumar.The film is produced by Anitha Productions, and will be distributed by LJ Films, the new production house of Lal Jose. ‘Diamond Necklace’ is slated for release in May 2012.