Akshay Kumar has been busy. After finishing Bell Bottom, in Scotland in August, the actor has resumed work on a historical drama, Prithviraj, in a city studio. Before the year is over, he rounds out Aanand L Rai’s love story Atrangi Re and kicks off the new year with a fourth film in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sajid Nadiadwala’s Bachchan Pandey will roll in January and continue through March. It marks the actor’s 10th collaboration with his producer buddy.
Akshay, along with actress Kriti Sanon, director Farhad Samji and the rest of the unit, will fly to Jaisalmer on a charter for a more than 2 month marathon schedule during which they will shoot in real locations. Last month, the production team secured all required permissions and ensured all government guidelines and locked shooting locations, ”a source revealed. Akshay, Sajid, Kriti and Farhad’s previous collaboration, the 2019 comedy Housefull 4, was also shot in the Golden City, and the source added that several of that film crew are also on board for Bachchan Pandey.
The entire team will be stationed together in a Suryagarh Hotel and some indoor sequences will be recorded there. The film also has some elaborate action sequences and teams from around the country will join the crew for that shoot. Bachchan Pandey, along with Heropanti 2, will be one of the first two Sajid Nadiadwala productions to be flagged, and the filmmaker has formed a dedicated team, including doctors from Mumbai, to ensure that all Covid safety protocols are on set. enforced.
“The team will undergo an extensive government workshop on all SOP issues to ensure a“ contactless set ”is created. The entire cast and crew will undergo a mandatory Covid test by the end of December, and the crew will spend three years Quarantined days before the shootings. Two doctors will fly the crew from Mumbai to Jaisalmer and will be stationed at the recording site. Special medical rooms will be set up in Jaisalmer and each site will be disinfected one day prior to the shootings, ” informed the source.
“Akshay is looking forward to exploring another interesting script. His performance will be high on prosthetics, which is featured prominently in the last poster that came out in January 2020,” the source shared, saying the film will be a Interesting ensemble cast and some acclaimed actors are expected to be on board within a fortnight. “There is also another actress who will be part of the film and the makers are considering two or three names; dates are under construction,” the source concluded.
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