Spanish Tomato 'Holi' For Hrithik, Katrina!

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A Holi on phoren shores? No big deal, you'd say? Well, this one happened in Spain… and the red hue wasn't colour, at all! In a cinematic twist that's likely to grab major attention, Zoya Akhtar filmed a Holi sequence with tomatoes and water for her forthcoming flick Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

Er, rather, she filmed the 'Tomatino Festival', the Spanish version of Holi, that's played using tomatoes and water. The song track ek junoon from Zoya's 'ZNMD' will go down in history as one of the costliest sequences canned on Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Adriana Cabrol.

The annual 'Tomatino' fest is celebrated every year in August in the Valencian town of Bufiol, and the tomato crop was far from ripe, when the number was to be filmed on the artistes in July, 2010.

Reportedly, the producers imported 16 tonnes of tomatoes from Portugal and spent over Rs. one crore to get it all pulped up.

States Ritesh Sidhwani in a media quote, "The film is about a group of friends on a road trip in Spain, and the 'Tomatino' festival is important to our film."

A pleased Zoya states in a newspaper chat, "The people of Bufiol completely cooperated with us. It was great fun as they celebrated twice, once as they always do and the other for India."

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