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Chirag Ruia: “We were chased by wolves while shooting Chal Chalein”

By Flynn Remedios – © Futuristic Media Network

Child actor and model Chirag Ruia who makes his Bollywood debut with the film Chal Chalein releasing on 7th August was chased by wolves while shooting for the film in Allahabad.

Says Chirag, “We were shooting some court room scenes in Allahabad and spent almost a month there. While most of our stay was uneventful, one incident will remain etched in our minds for a long time to come. One evening after we had wrapped up for the day, we went out to have a look at the country side. We were driving through a side route that bordered a hamlet about 80 kilometers away from Allahabad city when we stopped our car as the driver wanted to answer nature’s call. There were a lot of bushes and shrubbery in the vicinity and I later learnt that a small forest was nearby.

As we got off the car, a pack of wild wolves suddenly emerged out of the bushes apparently out of nowhere and charged at us. We were scared out of our wits and jumped into the car and bolted the doors. Luckily the windows were shut and the driver drove like crazy over the pot-holed, dusty village road till the wolves gave up chase. We were all trembling and very scared. When we returned to our hotel and narrated our story, the other locals started laughing. Apparently, we had driven through a jungle area that is known to be infested by wolves, cheetah, wild dogs and boar – route that even locals fear to take.”

Chirag Ruia has appeared in over 200 print and television ads including serials like Chamatkar on DD 1, Kya Mujse Dosti Karoge on Hungama, Kitu Sab Janti Hein on Sahara One, Rooh on Zee TV, Raavan on Zee TV, Son Pari on Star Plus and Dil Mil Gaye on Star One. He has also featured in programs on Zoom and other regional channels, besides also doing a Bhojpuri film. Chirag was on the Indian Oil calendar in 2004, Purple Kids wear campaign and Hercules Cycles to name a few.

Speaking about the film, Chirag Ruia says, “Chal Chalein is the story of eight students, who find themselves in extreme anxiety because of their parent’s constant pressure to excel in their academic career. It is a real life story. One of them is unable to withstand the pressure and commits suicide. All the seven friends decide to file a case against their dead friend’s parents and the government.”

Shilpa Shukla is the defence lawyer while Mukesh Khanna is the judge. Music for the film is provided by Illayraja who is a well-known music director from the south.


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