When she arrived at Nishat Bagh on Friday to start her first day of filming, the garden was swarming with CRPF personnel and members of J&K police.
Regular vehicles were not allowed but Katrina’s car dropped her to the set erected in the lower half of the garden which is closed to tourists and locals. She was accompanied by AK-47 wielding personnel. The scene was Rekha’s funeral which explained her all-white apparel.
According to report, the silence was broken with sudden shouts of “Fire, fire” around noon which caused panic among the cast and crew. The blaze started in a tent where the unit’s production props are stored.
Katrina’s co-star, Rahul Bhat, a local boy, was extremely concerned for her safety. Even Fitoor’sleading man, Aditya Roy Kapur, dropped by to check on her after he heard about the fire though he was not shooting yesterday.
Fitoor is an Indianised adaptation of Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations. Rekha and Aditya had shot in the valley in November-December but this is the first time Katrina is visiting Srinagar