Dhak Dhak team becomes first Hindi film unit to ride to Khardung La - world's highest motorable pass

The cast and crew of Dhak Dhak recently rode from Delhi to shoot in Khardung La
Dia Mirza, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ratna Pathak Shah and Sanjana Sanghi
Dia Mirza, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ratna Pathak Shah and Sanjana Sanghi

The cast and crew of  Dhak Dhak become the first Hindi film unit to ride from Delhi to Khardung La - the world's highest motorable pass. The film stars actors Dia Mirza, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ratna Pathak Shah and Sanjana Sanghi.

Directed by Tarun Dudeja, Dhak Dhak revolves around four women who embark on an adventurous road trip to the highest motorable pass in the world, as they indulge in a journey of self-discovery.

According to the makers, this is the first time an entire Hindi film unit rode to the highest motorable pass in the world to shoot a full scene with all the lead actors.
Braving extreme weather, heavy rainfall, sandstorms and temperatures ranging from 48 degrees to -2 degrees, the team has wrapped up the Ladakh schedule. 
Speaking about the first linear Delhi to Leh 40 days schedule, Dia Mirza says, “The most memorable instance for us as artists 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."

Fatima Sana Shaikh, who loves going on bike rides, states that this journey has pushed her limits, personally and as an actor. Sanjana Sanghi adds that it has been a transformational journey.

Speaking about the shoot, Ratna Pathak Shah says, “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!”

Produced by Taapsee Pannu, the film is all set to hit the theatres in 2023.

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