Things are moving swiftly for Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.One. However, there was a minor crisis when sound designer Resul Pookutty's studio-space was flooded
With the release around the corner, there is some amount of concern and worry at Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies to meet the Diwali deadline. Three
studios are working round-the-clock to meet the Diwali release deadline.
The post-production work of Ra.One which has been undertaken on a war footing, got a jolt on Friday evening when the sound designer Resul Pookutty's
office in Andheri in Mumbai got flooded!
There was a situation of panic in Resul's office, as all the film-related footage was under danger of being submerged. Apparently, some of the footage did
get damaged in the flash flood that hit Resul's studio space.
Re-living the horrific experience, Resul says, "My main mother system had crashed on Friday, and we were frantically trying to revive it. That's when it
happened. We saw water leaking out of the other room flooding our floor. The adjacent studio got flooded with tap water. An errant peon had left the tap
open! No damage was done since we acted swiftly. We had to close the main water supply of the building to stop the flooding. Now everything is under
Reasons Resul, "All of us working on the post-production of Ra.One are in a high-energy zone. We keep forgetting the smaller things around us. That's
how the flooding nearly happened. Luckily no damage was done."
He explains, "We are racing against time. We are all overloaded with work. The VFX (special effects) is taking unprecedented time. The film has the kind of
VFX that has never been seen in the history of Indian cinema. Last month, I was in LA finishing off the Foley recording. The next two weeks there're going to
be number of sleepless nights to make sure Ra.One gets into theatres on time! There'll be no rest, rest assured."