busting out my Bangla skills for a Fruit Cart / by Charlene Wang

We needed a fruit cart for an exterior shot, and the ones at the prop houses we looked at weren't cutting it. 

So the Production Designer asked if we could find a guy on the street and just rent from him. 

So I walked up 6th Ave and started asking guys.  Many were skeptical and couldn't be bothered.  

Quickly I realized they were all Bangladeshi and since I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh for two years and learned Bangla I realized I could use a little bit to ease in the ask. 

So I busted out my latent Bangla skills and found a guy, Helal who worked out great. 

When I gave him the check two days after filming he even asked me if I wanted a piece of fruit for the road.