Facebook - Will Smith's Bucket List - Mumbai and Haridwar

Will Smith is the biggest movie star on the planet, and when his production company, Westbrook Entertainment, chose to hire FTEN as their local producers in India and the UAE for multiple episodes it was a job that we took on with great determination and responsibility.

All the episodes in both countries were shot throughout two months from October to December 2018 as Will Smith checked off his bucket list items one by one.

Will has had a fascination with Bollywood for years, and one of the most significant items on his bucket list was to dance in a major Bollywood film dance sequence. He achieved this by being a part of Karan Johar’s new film ‘Student of the Year 2’ for an over-the-top Bollywood song with the film’s stars and 200 extras.

The Ganga Aarti in Haridwar draws between 10,000 - 30,000 devotees daily to the shores of the Ganga River in prayer. To witness this awesome spectacle of devotion and spirituality, we arranged for Will to perform the ceremony with the head priests on the bank of the Ganga River surrounded by up to 20,000 people as he played the holiest of pujas in the Hindu religion.

Gear used:

◾ Sony PXW-FS7
◾ Sony PXW-FS5
◾ Sony a9/a7SII
◾ Canon L-Series Prime Lenses
◾ Sony G Master Lens Kit
◾ Nikkor AIS Vintage Prime Lenses
◾ Manfrotto and CARTONI Tripods
◾ GoPro 7
◾ DJI Osmo Pro
◾ DJI X5S
◾ DJI Ronin 2
◾ Flowcine Black Arm
◾ DJI Inspire 2
◾ DJI X7 Lenses
◾ Custom-Built Race Drone
◾ Preston Follow Focus Kit
◾ Tilta Nucleus-M Follow Focus Kit

Purpose:

To showcase Will Smith’s desire to tick items off his bucket list for his 50th birthday.