Sad, but true. Karan Johar's team did not allow anyone within about 250 yards of the shoot, that too from the angle noted below. Tsk tsk...so this is how the NRI Bollywood fans in a place like Miami (which has very few Indian people compared to Atlanta, New York, Houston, or Los Angeles) are treated by Mr. Johar's men (and women)? Now...here's a wish for them filmy actors and crewmen to show some respect toward those who make their films tick. There is no harm in saying a kind word or two, is there?
In all fairness to them, though, neither John Abraham nor Abhishek Bachchan or Shilpa Shetty were on the sets yet. They were all running on Indian Standard Time. The time announced was 6:30 PM, and the guys and gals I spoke to hung out there -- in the middle of nowhere -- for three hours before leaving.
As one fan of Hindi films rightfully put it:
"If it were Shah Rukh or Hrithik or Aamir, I would have waited until 2 AM. But for Abhishek and John? No way...especially not after the film crew have treated us like crap."
Oh, and speaking of this set...given that several extras (mostly white and Hispanic women) were spotted on the sets, and given that the song was by the bay, being shot at night, with white tents around, I am willing to predict that it was the semi item-number with Shilpa Shetty that was going to be filmed. A carnival-like atmosphere...interesting.
On the pictures: The set. Not too elaborate, but heavily reliant on the backdrop of the beautiful Miami skyline (below). The white tent-like structures you see in the backdrop are actually a part of the Port of Miami. The ones in the foreground are part of the set.