Dhak Dhak stars Dia Mirza, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Sanjana Sanghi, along with their crew rode from Delhi to shoot in Khardung La. For the first time in Indian cinema history, the whole cast and crew travelled to the highest motorable pass in the globe to film an entire sequence.
The crew completed the challenging Ladakh itinerary while battling harsh weather, including torrential rain, sandstorms, and temperatures varying from 48 degrees to -2 degrees.
Talking about the first linear Delhi to Leh 40 days schedule, Dia Mirza said,
“The most memorable instance for us as artists on this film was making it to the Khardung La pass! It holds such deep significance to each of our characters in the story and each one of us felt it. Immense gratitude for our producers, the crew and most importantly the Indian Army for making the experience smoother for us.”
Also speaking about the film and the shoot, Ratna Pathak Shah said,
“If someone had told me 6 months ago that I would be riding a bike all the way to Ladakh at 65, I would have laughed! This film has been special to me in many ways. It has forced me to face my fears, taught me to trust myself, my colleagues, and my crew in stressful situations, taken me to one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the world, and introduced me to some wonderful people. When a film becomes an adventure for all involved, it stops being a product and becomes an experience. The story becomes a part of us!”
The producers are ecstatic to have pulled off such a feat to give audiences real visuals and scale of this unique road journey drama.