Radisson Blu Dwarka, New Delhi teams with Shoojit Sircar for ‘October’
Radisson Blu Dwarka, New Delhi has teamed with Shoojit Sircar, film director and producer of films like Piku, Vicky Donor and Pink for the shoot of ‘October’, starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu in lead roles of Dan and Shiuli respectively. Revolving around the life of Dan, the film was shot completely at Radisson Blu Dwarka where Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu practiced as hotel management trainees, performing their daily chores. The idea behind this was for the actors to grasp body language and behaviour to bring more realism to their character in the film. As the two main leads portray lives of hotel staff, Radisson Blu became the home for the entire crew of October for 45 days.
Actor Varun Dhawan said, “It was a very pleasant stay and shoot schedule as it sometimes gets difficult to shoot at various location but because of the hotel team and their support we were able to shoot smoothly. We got blanket permissions for shooting at various strategic locations and I have never shot in such a voyeuristic way. It was quite a memorable experience and we enjoyed a lot”.
Director Sircar added, “The hotel cooperated with us during the shoot with excellent staff and services in terms of what we needed. I think this will be one of the most memorable experience we ever had”.
Gaurav Mehta, director sales and marketing, Radisson Blu Dwarka said, “We are thrilled to have had this opportunity. The entire staff of the hotel contributed to making this a successful and seamless experience. We are grateful for ‘October’ that brings out the life of a hotel employee so vividly and beautifully.”