The dilapidated house is one of the characters in the second season of the show.
The old house in Hostages 2 is from a mill in Mumbai, says Dalip Tahil
Mumbai - 15 Sep 2020 13:00 IST
The second season of the web-series Hostages features a long list of actors including Ronit Roy, Dalip Tahil, Divya Dutta, Kanwaljit Singh, Sachin Khurana, Shweta Basu Prasad, Shibani Dandekar, and Aashim Gulati. But above all these names, there was an inanimate character of the old dilapidated bungalow that was present throughout its 12 episodes.
Tahil, who plays Haryana’s chief minister Khushwant Lal Handa, has thrown more light on the bungalow and shared the team’s experience of shooting there.
“The whole shoot was very challenging and that is why I would like to compliment the crew of Hostages season two, the director and everyone, because they selected an old house from one of the mills in Mumbai,” he said in an official statement.
Speaking about the condition of the bungalow, Tahil added, “If you look at the bungalow, you would feel it will collapse. Moreover, for the authenticity for the show, everything in the bungalow was left the way it was - the dust, dirt the condition of the house. Nothing was tampered, so that we have the feel of an abandoned house.”
Shooting in such a rundown place came with its share of challenges. “From the script and scene point of view it was very exciting, but physically, it was a difficult shoot which was managed wonderfully by the team,” said the actor.
Veteran filmmaker Sudhir Mishra had directed the first season while the second was helmed by Sachin Mamta Krishn. “I liked working with Sudhir Mishra who directed Hostages season one. I was very excited with the subject and my character [chief minister] Handa. Season one was there to lay the seeds, to get the characters introduced and take them to an extent. Of course, the kidnapping was part of it. Season two under director Sachin Mamta Krishn, it’s been an absolute pleasure working with him,” said Tahil.