Divi Vadthya’s first solo trip abroad could not have been more memorable! She recently visited the sets of Hollywood film Equalizer 3 which is being shot in the beautiful city of Rome. Interestingly, it was the film’s cinematographer, Academy-award winner Robert Richardson, who organised Divi’s visit.
Giving us the back story, Divi shares that she had assisted Richardson and his team three years ago when he was shooting for an ad commercial in Hyderabad. “I had coordinated and worked with his team for the ad commercial, so we share a great rapport,” she reveals.
So, when the actress learnt that Equalizer 3 was being shot in Italy, she told the cinematographer of her wish to visit the sets. And he promptly told her to come over. “It felt great to be able to meet the film’s unit in Rome — something that I had never imagined. And I had a blast on the sets of Equalizer 3,” Divi beams.
The actress had first-hand experience of how Hollywood films are made.
“The cast was rehearsing for a scene. I was thrilled to see the way they were operating. I spent a week with the unit and closely observed and followed their style of work,” she shares. Meeting the director Antoine Fuqua and Hollywood star Denzel Washington was incredible too, says Divi.