What kind of lighting do you use?
Jodhaa Akbar, being a period film, had no electricity. Those days, they depended on mashaal (torches) and daylight. So while shooting, we were restricted by this as well. So we used light that would gel with this light.
If there was a mashaal, then we would use a dim light from behind. It would enhance the light of the mashaal. When there was a romantic sequence, we used soft lights and colours. During war sequences, the shadows are very dark, and we tried to create an edgy feel. So we used lens and lighting depending on the scene.
Which was the toughest scene to shoot?
The war sequence. Not the actual shooting, but the planning. Lighting the set was difficult.
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