Sakshi Agarwal has done a calendar shoot, which was launched recently. The interesting bit, though, is that the Bigg Boss Tamil girl has done the entire shoot with an elephant named Raja.
Giving us the story behind this, Sakshi says, “I wanted to create a unique identity for myself and did this calendar shoot. The reason I did it with an elephant was because I wanted to celebrate the animal. Elephants are supposed to be one of the most intelligent and emotional animals. We don’t celebrate them enough. This is my attempt at doing something for them.”
But shooting with an elephant was no easy task, says the actress. “It was nerve-wracking in the beginning. Even as a kid, I was scared of elephants — even to get blessing from when we visited temples. On the first day of the shoot, I was scared to even touch the animal. Eventually, I tried to befriend it. Over time, Raja became friendly with everyone on the set,” she says and calls the experience of shooting with Raja a delight.“There is a shot where he sprays water on me. It almost felt like getting his blessing. I already feel that good things are on my way ever since that happened,” she says, and adds, “But getting Raja was a task. He is a most-wanted elephant and it was tough to get his dates. We had to do 12 different looks in four days as he had other shoots, too.”
They shot the entire series in a forest in Alleppey. “There were no caravans and getting food for the team was a task. But we had a great time,” signs off Sakshi.